Long Beach Beekeepers

dedicated to educating the public on

the honey bee’s vital role

Encouraging safe, sustainable & responsible beekeeping

Our training philosophy teaches various methods and styles of beekeeping – including Langstroth and top bar hives, natural beekeeping and supplemental feeding – while advocating only responsible beekeeping. 

South 40

Community Garden

Classes are held at South 40 Community Garden, courtesy of Long Beach Organic

2813 South Street
Long Beach, CA 90805

Beekeeping 101

While we observe Safer at Home guidelines, Facebook Live sessions will stand in for our in-person classes. Check out our Long Beach Beekeepers group page Saturdays at 9AM.  

Long Beach Beekeepers offers Beekeeping 101 which provides and introduction to beekeeping for beginners. Classes are held February through December on the first Saturday of the month from 8 AM–9:30 AM. Classes include instruction, discussions, and suiting up to inspect our hive. Class schedule occasionally impacted by weather conditions or other events at the garden. 

  1. Free!

  2. No experience required.
  3. The club has a limited supply of beekeeping suits and gloves to loan out. Bring your own equipment if you can.
  4. Wear closed-toes shoes – preferably boots – and thick socks.

Bee Prepared

Bee Prepared is a beekeeping course offered to turn a beginner into a backyard beekeeper. Includes online classroom instruction and hands-on experience. Topics include hive management; bee biology; recognizing and treating common diseases and predators; and legal requirements.

After completing the course successfully, students are eligible to receive a starter bee colony at no additional cost. Bees are subject to availability. Frames and other hive equipment not included.

$80 for members; $100 for non-members.

Registration is open. Click here to register.  

EDCO Recycling & Transfer

Occasionally, we hold an event at the EDCO Recycling & Transfer, courtesy of EDCO

2755 California Avenue
Signal Hill, CA  90755

Always Learning

We offer a variety of classes throughout the year, including honey processing, assembling bee boxes and frames, bee rescue and making products using beeswax. Check out our Events calendar for details.

Have an idea for a class? Share your thoughts by emailing contact@longbeachbeekeepers.org to express your interest in an upcoming class.

Long Beach Beekeepers is a 501(c)3 organization

EIN# 81-4141237

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