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.
Classes are held at South 40 Community Garden, courtesy of Long Beach Organic
2813 South Street
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.
Bee Prepared is a 12-hour course offered in the Spring designed to turn the novice beekeeper into a backyard beekeeper. Includes 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest in an upcoming class.