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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

Long Beach Beekeepers offers Beekeeping 101 as an introduction to beekeeping. Classes are held 8AM-9:30AM February through December on the first Saturday of the month and include instruction, discussions and suiting up for hive inspections. Class schedule impacted by weather conditions or events at the garden on occasion.  See our Events page for updates and to register. Class size limited.  

  1. Free! 

  2. Online registration required.

  3. No prior experience needed.

  4. Beekeeping half-suits and gloves provided. Bring your own protective gear if you can.
  5. Wear a face covering, long pants, 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 will be eligible, at club discretion, 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. See the Events page for class availability.

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; honey tasting; mead making; and making products using beeswax. Check out our Events calendar for details.

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

Long Beach Beekeepers is a 501(c)3 organization

EIN# 81-4141237

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