Long Beach Beekeepers
2/22/20 Update: The Fourth Friday organizers contacted us today to say Long Beach Beekeepers is not a good fit this month due to some performances planned in the area, but we are on for March 27.
Members and non-members alike welcome at this street fair on Long Beach's Retro Row. The club provides a frame of honey bees from a working hive, information on backyard beekeeping with experienced beekeepers to share their knowledge and love of bees at this community outreach event.
Ready to get your hands dirty? Our bee yard and adjacent bee-friendly garden at the South 40 Community Garden need a bit of ongoing TLC. Come support the club by lending a helping hand to maintain clear access around the hive and enclosure.
Tasks include clearing weeds and laying down cardboard and mulch as a weed barrier inside the bee yard. Cardboard donations welcome! These bees are pretty mellow, but a beekeeping suit is recommended for anyone working in the enclosure.
Basic garden tools available. Gloves, water, and your favorite hand tool recommended. Hats are also highly encouraged!
Long Beach Beekeepers meets on the first Sunday of every month and welcomes everyone from the experienced, to the novice to the not-yet-a beekeeper. Meetings feature a guest speaker and provide an opportunity for members to ask questions and get expert advice on hive management.
Beekeeping 101 is an introductory course that includes instruction, discussions and suiting up to inspect the hives in the bee yard.
No experience required
Limited supply of children and adult beekeeping suits and gloves to loan to participants
Wear closed-toed shoes - preferably boots - and thick socks
Skipped school? See our blog to see what you missed!
This 12-hour course provides the instruction and hands-on experience to turn the novice beekeeper into a backyard beekeeper. Topics include hive management; bee biology; recognizing and treating common diseases and predators; and legal requirements.
After completing the course successfully, participants are eligible to receive a starter bee colony at no additional cost. Bees are subject to availability. Frames and other hive equipment not included.
Long Beach Beekeepers is a 501(c)3 organization
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