Long Beach Beekeepers

Upcoming events

    • 4 Oct 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Silo Building / Centennial Farm / Orange County Fairgrounds / 88 Fair Drive / Costa Mesa, CA

    Dr. Judy Wu-Smart of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will speak to the Orange County Beekeepers Association at its monthly meeting.

    • 14 Oct 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • LBB Bee Sanctuary, Willow Springs
    • 2
    Register

    Hello! We continue the work with the Italian bees at the Sanctuary. We have learned quite a bit over the past few months, what is working and what isn't. We'd like to invite you to join us for our next inspection, which will take place at the Bee Sanctuary on FRIDAY, October 14, from 8-10am. Reserve your spot ASAP by registering (very limited space). Once we reach full capacity you will be able to join the wait list, which will give you priority registration for the following event. If possible, we will record each event so we can all follow the progress of our Italian bees, from the comfort of our homes.

    This event is free of charge. Registration is required and available to club members. 


    • 15 Oct 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • 30 Oct 2022
    • 10:00 AM
    • In person and online
    • 8
    Register

    This course provides the instruction and hands-on experience to turn a beginner into a confident backyard beekeeper. Topics include hive management, bee biology, recognizing and treating common diseases and predators, and legal requirements of keeping bees in Long Beach.

    After completing the course successfully and at the club's discretion, participants are eligible to receive a starter bee colony when available at no additional cost. Frames and other hive equipment are not included. 

    There will by an in-person introductory group class on Saturday, October 15, from 8-10am at our Willow-Springs Bee Sanctuary, followed by two evening online classes on Thursdays October 20 and October 27, 7-9pm.

    The class also includes one 2-hour in-person mentoring session working in hives with an experienced beekeeper on a Saturday or Sunday morning, second half of October (dates TBD). Each person will need their own beekeeping suit, gloves, hive tool and smoker for the mentoring session. 


    • 5 Nov 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • South 40 Community Garden, 2813 South St., Long Beach, CA 90805
    • 6
    Register

    Beekeeping 101 is an introductory course that includes instruction, discussions, and suiting up to inspect the hives in the bee yard.  This class is offered free of charge, but advance online registration is required (including guests).

    1. Free!
    2. Online registration required.
    3. No prior experience needed.
    4. Wear long THICK pants (such as JEANS), closed-toed shoes - preferably BOOTS, and thick socks.
    5. Be aware: there is always a possibility of bee stings. 


    • 6 Nov 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • EDCO Recycling & Transfer; 2755 California Ave., 2nd Floor Conference Room, Signal Hill, CA 90735
    Register

    Long Beach Beekeepers meet on the first Sunday of the month and welcome everyone from the experienced to the novice beekeeper to those just curious about beekeeping. 

    Learn about bee breeding from Chris Evans from UC Riverside's Center for Integrative Bee Research (CIBER).

    Join us after the meeting for a field trip to the Willow Springs Bee Sanctuary.

    Special thanks to EDCO Recycling & Transfer for hosting our meetings. The in-person meeting is open to the general public. Members who opt to attend online will be emailed the meeting link and passcode.

    • 20 May 2023
    • 20 May 2122
    • 100 sessions
    • All Over the World!

    Raising awareness of the importance of bees and other pollinators!

    The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations explains (https://www.fao.org/world-bee-day/en/):

    By observing World Bee Day each year, we can raise awareness on the essential role bees and other pollinators play in keeping people and the planet healthy, and on the many challenges they face today. We have been celebrating this day since 2018, thanks to the efforts of the Government of Slovenia with the support of Apimondia, that led the UN General Assembly to declare 20 May as World Bee Day.

    The date for this observance was chosen as it was the day Anton Janša, a pioneer of modern apiculture, was born. Janša came from a family of beekeepers in Slovenia, where beekeeping is an important agricultural activity with a long-standing tradition. 

    Today bees, pollinators, and many other insects are declining in abundance. This day provides an opportunity for all of us – whether we work for governments, organizations or civil society or are concerned citizens – to promote actions that will protect and enhance pollinators and their habitats, improve their abundance and diversity, and support the sustainable development of beekeeping.

    • 19 Aug 2023
    • 15 Aug 2122
    • 100 sessions
    • All Over the United States!

    National Honey Bee Day recognizes honey bees' contribution to humans' everyday lives, to help protect this critical species. National Honey Bee Day also pays homage to beekeepers, who ensure there are well-managed, healthy bees to pollinate crops.


    Learn more!

Past events

3 Oct 2022 Dr. Judy Wu-Smart at Long Beach Beer Lab
2 Oct 2022 Monthly Meeting
1 Oct 2022 Beekeeping 101
25 Sep 2022 Event: Mite Treatments in Italian Colonies
20 Sep 2022 Long Beach Beer Lab Beekeeper Festival
10 Sep 2022 Bee Health Conference
3 Sep 2022 Event: Mite Treatments in Italian Colonies
3 Sep 2022 Beekeeping 101
20 Aug 2022 National Honey Bee Day
13 Aug 2022 Beyond Honey: Gifts from the Hive
13 Aug 2022 Cutouts at the Bee Sanctuary
7 Aug 2022 Monthly Meeting
6 Aug 2022 Event: Mite Treatments in Italian Colonies
6 Aug 2022 Beekeeping 101
30 Jul 2022 Mead Making Class
26 Jul 2022 World Honey Bee Day Planning Session
3 Jul 2022 Monthly Meeting
2 Jul 2022 Beekeeping 101
5 Jun 2022 Monthly Meeting
4 Jun 2022 Beekeeping 101
21 May 2022 Bee Prepared - Beekeeping Class - May 2022
7 May 2022 May Beekeeping 101
1 May 2022 Open House
22 Apr 2022 Fourth Fridays
13 Apr 2022 Board of Directors Meeting
3 Apr 2022 April Monthly Meeting
2 Apr 2022 Beekeeping 101
27 Mar 2022 Honey Harvesting Workshop
12 Mar 2022 Beekeeping 101
9 Mar 2022 Board of Directors Meeting
6 Mar 2022 March Monthly Meeting
5 Mar 2022 Willow Springs Bee Sanctuary Mulch Party
26 Feb 2022 Bee Prepared - Beekeeping Class Spring 2022
9 Feb 2022 Board of Directors Meeting
6 Feb 2022 February Monthly Meeting
5 Feb 2022 Beekeeping 101
29 Jan 2022 Willow Springs Bee Sanctuary Clean-Up
12 Jan 2022 Board of Directors Meeting
2 Jan 2022 January Monthly Meeting
7 Dec 2021 Beekeeper Holiday Meet Up
5 Dec 2021 December Monthly Meeting
4 Dec 2021 Beekeeping 101
16 Nov 2021 California State Beekeepers Association Conference
13 Nov 2021 Beekeeping 101
7 Nov 2021 November Monthly Meeting
9 Oct 2021 Bee Prepared - Beekeeping Class October 2021
3 Oct 2021 October Monthly Meeting - Rescuing Bees
2 Oct 2021 Beekeeping 101
12 Sep 2021 September Monthly Meeting
11 Sep 2021 Beekeeping 101
1 Aug 2021 August Monthly Meeting
11 Jul 2021 July Open House
12 Jun 2021 Bee Garden Clean-Up
8 Jun 2021 Bee Prepared - Webinar+Mentor Session Summer 2021
6 Jun 2021 June Monthly Meeting
26 May 2021 July Open House Planning Session
22 May 2021 Honey Tasting Workshop
2 May 2021 May Monthly Meeting
6 Apr 2021 Bee Prepared - Webinar+Mentor Session
4 Apr 2021 April Monthly Meeting
7 Mar 2021 March Monthly Meeting
9 Feb 2021 Bee Prepared - Webinar+Mentor Session
7 Feb 2021 February Monthly Meeting
3 Jan 2021 January Monthly Meeting
10 Nov 2020 Bee Prepared - Webinar+Mentor Session
1 Nov 2020 November Monthly Meeting
4 Oct 2020 October Monthly Meeting - The Rescuers
6 Sep 2020 September Monthly Meeting: Mite Math
2 Aug 2020 August Monthly Meeting Online
31 Jul 2020 Bee Prepared - Webinar
5 Jul 2020 July Monthly Meeting Online
7 Jun 2020 June Monthly Meeting Online
3 May 2020 May Monthly Meeting Online
5 Apr 2020 Online: April Monthly Meeting
4 Apr 2020 Canceled: April Beekeeping 101
3 Apr 2020 Canceled: April - First Fridays in Bixby Knolls
27 Mar 2020 Canceled: March Fourth Fridays on 4th Street
24 Mar 2020 Bee Prepared - Class 1
24 Mar 2020 Bee Prepared - Class 2
7 Mar 2020 March Beekeeping 101
6 Mar 2020 March - First Fridays in Bixby Knolls
1 Mar 2020 March Monthly Meeting
29 Feb 2020 South 40 Garden Clean-up
28 Feb 2020 February Fourth Fridays on 4th Street - CANCELLED
7 Feb 2020 ** Cancelled ** February - First Fridays in Bixby Knolls
2 Feb 2020 February Monthly Meeting
1 Feb 2020 February Beekeeping 101
25 Jan 2020 Beyond Honey: Gifts from the Hive
5 Jan 2020 January Monthly Meeting
3 Jan 2020 January - First Fridays in Bixby Knolls
8 Dec 2019 Honey Harvesting Workshop
7 Dec 2019 December Beekeeping 101
6 Dec 2019 December - First Fridays in Bixby Knolls - Cancelled
1 Dec 2019 Annual End-of-Year Holiday Pot Luck
16 Nov 2019 Green Summit
3 Nov 2019 November Monthly Meeting
2 Nov 2019 November Beekeeping 101
1 Nov 2019 November - First Fridays in Bixby Knolls
6 Oct 2019 October Monthly Meeting
5 Oct 2019 October Beekeeping 101
4 Oct 2019 October - First Fridays in Bixby Knolls
7 Sep 2019 September Beekeeping 101
6 Sep 2019 September - First Fridays in Bixby Knolls
1 Sep 2019 September Monthly Meeting
24 Aug 2019 Bee Aware: Community Outreach at Lazy Acres
23 Aug 2019 August Fourth Fridays on 4th Street
17 Aug 2019 Honey Bee Awareness Day
4 Aug 2019 August Monthly Meeting
3 Aug 2019 August Beekeeping 101
2 Aug 2019 August - First Fridays in Bixby Knolls
27 Jul 2019 Bee Yard Clean-Up
13 Jul 2019 Bee Rescue Class
10 Jul 2019 Long Beach Beer Lab Fundraiser
7 Jul 2019 July Monthly Meeting
6 Jul 2019 July Beekeeping 101
5 Jul 2019 July - First Fridays in Bixby Knolls
28 Jun 2019 June Fourth Fridays on Retro Row
23 Jun 2019 Honey Harvesting Workshop
7 Jun 2019 June - First Fridays in Bixby Knolls
2 Jun 2019 June Monthly Meeting
1 Jun 2019 June Beekeeping 101

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