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    • 1 Mar 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 4321 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807
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    Let's celebrate the role of women in beekeeping!  Please join the women of Long Beach Beekeepers at the First Fridays table this month.  We always need new volunteers to help out. Even if you're new to beekeeping and think you don't know enough, you can help! By hanging around us, you already know more than the general public; you know what they say... teaching something is the last step in learning it yourself.  So come spread the word! Whether you can attend all or part of the event, your help is always appreciated.
    • 2 Mar 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • South 40 Community Garden, 2813 South St., Long Beach, CA 90805
    • 0
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    Beekeeping 101 is an introductory course that includes instruction, discussions, and suiting up to inspect the hives in the bee yard, weather permitting.  

    1. Free!
    2. ONLINE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, INCLUDING GUESTS. NO DROP-INS OR EXTRA PEOPLE, PLEASE.
    3. No prior experience is needed.
    4. Wear long THICK pants, such as JEANS; closed-toed shoes, preferably BOOTS; and thick long socks. For safety reasons, persons without proper coverage (shorts, sandals, booty socks, etc.) will not be permitted to participate in the hive inspection.
    5. Please bring water.
    6. Please provide loaner suit size at the time of registration.
    7. Be aware: there is always a possibility of bee stings. 

    NOTE REGARDING SPACE: This class takes place on the first Saturday of every month. Space is limited and the class fills very quickly. Reserve your spot by registering now. Once the class fills, you will be able to join the wait list. We will notify you if a space opens up, or you will get priority registration for the next Beekeeping 101 (the following month).

    Registration opens in mid-February. Wait list from February sessions will get priority registration.


    • 2 Mar 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • LBB Bee Sanctuary, Willow Springs
    • 0
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    It's almost time to Super Up! Come join Bill Lewis at Willow Springs Bee Sanctuary, to learn how to prep wooden frames in time for the big nectar flows of 2024.  Why buy new when you can reuse? Working with donated once-used frames from a local honey supplier (ahem), we will be cleaning, rewiring, and adding foundation for sanctuary hives (and maybe a couple extra for you). For this process, we will be using specialized equipment which will limit the number of participants per session to 5 people.  There will be two sessions, back to back, in order to accommodate a total of ten students. Please enroll only in one or the other.

    ALL ATTENDEES MUST BE REGISTERED - NO DROP-INS OR ADDITIONAL PEOPLE. Reserve your spot by registering now. Once the class fills, you will be able to join the wait list. We will notify you if anyone cancels.  

    This event is free of charge. REGISTRATION FOR ALL ATTENDEES IS REQUIRED. 


    • 2 Mar 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • LBB Bee Sanctuary, Willow Springs
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    It's almost time to Super Up! Come join Bill Lewis at Willow Springs Bee Sanctuary, to learn how to prep wooden frames in time for the big nectar flows of 2024.  Why buy new when you can reuse? Working with donated once-used frames from a local honey supplier (ahem), we will be cleaning, rewiring and adding foundation for sanctuary hives  (and maybe a couple extra for you) For this process, we will be using specialized equipment which will limit the number of participants per session to 5 people.  There will be two sessions, back to back, in order to accommodate a total of ten students. Please enroll only in one or the other.

    ALL ATTENDEES MUST BE REGISTERED - NO DROP-INS OR ADDITIONAL PEOPLE. Reserve your spot by registering now. Once the class fills, you will be able to join the wait list. We will notify you if anyone cancels.  

    This event is free of charge. REGISTRATION FOR ALL ATTENDEES IS REQUIRED. 


    • 3 Mar 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • EDCO Recycling & Transfer; 2755 California Ave., 2nd Floor Conference Room, Signal Hill, CA 90735
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    Varroa destructor - the scourge of modern beekeeping. If you have you ever thought, "There ought to be an app for that," we have good news to share. This month we welcome Jeremy Jensen of Bill's Bees as our guest speaker. For the past two years, Jeremy has participated in a test project of a mite app developed by esteemed beekeeper and researcher Randy Oliver. Does it work? Come to the meeting and find out!

    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. 

    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.

    • 8 Mar 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • LBB Bee Sanctuary, Willow Springs
    • 3
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    Come join us at Willow Springs Bee Sanctuary, to learn about Italian bees with Bill Lewis. Italian bees display different behaviors and require different care than our local "survivor" bees. This class is recommended for second-year+ beekeepers. Protective gear is required (suit/jacket, closed shoes, gloves). This is an ongoing series that takes place approximately every three weeks, and space is limited to 6. ALL ATTENDEES MUST BE REGISTERED - NO DROP-INS OR ADDITIONAL PEOPLE. Reserve your spot by registering now! Once the class fills, you will be able to join the wait list. We will notify you if anyone cancels, or you will get priority registration for the following event. 

    This event is free of charge. REGISTRATION FOR ALL ATTENDEES IS REQUIRED and available to club members only. Wait list from previous session will get priority registration.


    • 9 Mar 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • LBB Bee Sanctuary, Willow Springs
    • 0

    NOTE: This extra session of Beekeeping 101 will be held at the Willow Springs Bee Sanctuary, in order to alleviate our long wait list.

    Beekeeping 101 is an introductory course that includes instruction, discussions, and, if weather permits, suiting up to inspect the hives in the bee yard.  

    1. Free!
    2. ONLINE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, INCLUDING GUESTS. NO DROP-INS OR EXTRA PEOPLE, PLEASE.
    3. No prior experience is needed.
    4. Wear long THICK pants, such as JEANS; closed-toed shoes, preferably BOOTS; and thick long socks. Persons without proper coverage (shorts, sandals, booty socks, etc.) will not be permitted to participate in hive inspections.
    5. Please bring water.
    6. Please provide loaner suit size at the time of registration.
    7. Be aware: there is always a possibility of bee stings. 

    NOTE REGARDING SPACE: This is a special session of Beekeeping 101, which will be held at the LBB Bee Sanctuary at Willow Springs. To sign up for the March Waitlist, please go to the February 3 event.

    Wait list from February sessions will get priority registration for March.


    • 30 Mar 2024
    • 9:00 AM
    • 28 Apr 2024
    • 11:00 AM
    • In person and online
    • 12
    Register

    Have you fallen in love with the honey bees in your garden or during a visit to Beekeeping 101? Are you ready to take the next step to become a full-fledged beekeeper? Do you want to make 2024 your most memorable year ever? We have exactly the thing for you! 

    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, legal requirements of keeping bees in Long Beach, and more.

    After completing the course successfully and at the club's discretion, participants are eligible to receive a starter bee colony at no additional cost -- subject to availability. Frames and other hive equipment are not included.  Please let us know if you want to adopt a colony and have your equipment.

    This class is structured as follows: There will be an in-person introductory group class on Saturday, March 30, from 9-11 a.m. at our Willow Springs Bee Sanctuary, followed by two evening online classes on April 2 and April 9. This class also includes one 2-hour in-person mentorship session working in hives with an experienced beekeeper on a Saturday or Sunday morning, (April dates TBA). Additional mentorship sessions are available by request. NOTE: each person will need their own beekeeping suit, gloves, hive tool, and smoker for their scheduled mentorship session.

    Please save these dates in your calendar: 3/30/24 9-11 a.m. in person; 4/2/24 and 4/9/24 7-9 p.m. online (the two Zoom meetings); one mentorship session TBA (weekends, April). Mentor sessions are filled first come first served at the time of registration. 


    • 6 Apr 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • South 40 Community Garden, 2813 South St., Long Beach, CA 90805
    • 11

    Beekeeping 101 is an introductory course that includes instruction, discussions, and suiting up to inspect the hives in the bee yard, weather permitting.  

    1. Free!
    2. ONLINE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, INCLUDING GUESTS. NO DROP-INS OR EXTRA PEOPLE, PLEASE.
    3. No prior experience is needed.
    4. Wear long THICK pants, such as JEANS; closed-toed shoes, preferably BOOTS; and thick long socks. For safety reasons, persons without proper coverage (shorts, sandals, booty socks, etc.) will not be permitted to participate in the hive inspection.
    5. Please bring water.
    6. Please provide loaner suit size at the time of registration.
    7. Be aware: there is always a possibility of bee stings. 

    NOTE REGARDING SPACE: This class takes place on the first Saturday of every month. Space is limited and the class fills very quickly. Reserve your spot by registering now. Once the class fills, you will be able to join the wait list. We will notify you if a space opens up, or you will get priority registration for the next Beekeeping 101 (the following month).

    Registration opens in mid-March. Wait list from previous sessions will get priority registration.


    • 7 Apr 2024
    • 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. The in-person meeting is open to the general public. Members who opt to attend online will be emailed the meeting link and passcode.

    Special thanks to EDCO Recycling & Transfer for hosting our meetings. 

    • 4 May 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • South 40 Community Garden, 2813 South St., Long Beach, CA 90805
    • 12

    Beekeeping 101 is an introductory course that includes instruction, discussions, and suiting up to inspect the hives in the bee yard, weather permitting.  

    1. Free!
    2. ONLINE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, INCLUDING GUESTS. NO DROP-INS OR EXTRA PEOPLE, PLEASE.
    3. No prior experience is needed.
    4. Wear long THICK pants, such as JEANS; closed-toed shoes, preferably BOOTS; and thick long socks. For safety reasons, persons without proper coverage (shorts, sandals, booty socks, etc.) will not be permitted to participate in the hive inspection.
    5. Please bring water.
    6. Please provide loaner suit size at the time of registration.
    7. Be aware: there is always a possibility of bee stings. 

    NOTE REGARDING SPACE: This class takes place on the first Saturday of every month. Space is limited and the class fills very quickly. Reserve your spot by registering now. Once the class fills, you will be able to join the wait list. We will notify you if a space opens up, or you will get priority registration for the next Beekeeping 101 (the following month).

    Registration opens in mid-April. Wait list from April session will get priority registration.


Past events

10 Feb 2024 Beekeeping 101 - Willow Springs
9 Feb 2024 Event: Mite Management in Italian Colonies
4 Feb 2024 Monthly Meeting
3 Feb 2024 Beekeeping 101
13 Jan 2024 Event: Mite Management in Italian Colonies
7 Jan 2024 Monthly Meeting
5 Jan 2024 First Fridays Volunteer Hub - January
16 Dec 2023 Event: Mite Management in Italian Colonies
3 Dec 2023 December Monthly Meeting - Holiday Potluck
2 Dec 2023 Beekeeping 101
1 Dec 2023 First Fridays Volunteer Hub - December
18 Nov 2023 Beyond Honey: Gifts from the Hive
14 Nov 2023 CSBA Annual Convention
12 Nov 2023 Volunteers Needed - Eco Harvest Festival
5 Nov 2023 Monthly Meeting
4 Nov 2023 Beekeeping 101
4 Nov 2023 October Bee Prepared - Mentor Session (J4)
3 Nov 2023 First Fridays Volunteer Hub - November
3 Nov 2023 Volunteers Needed - Combining Hives
29 Oct 2023 October Bee Prepared - Mentor Session (G4)
28 Oct 2023 Event: Mite Management in Italian Colonies
21 Oct 2023 Volunteers Needed: Howl-O-Ween Festival
17 Oct 2023 Bee Prepared - Beekeeping Class - October 2023
7 Oct 2023 Beekeeping 101
6 Oct 2023 First Fridays Volunteer Hub - October
1 Oct 2023 Monthly Meeting
30 Sep 2023 Event: Mite Management in Italian Colonies
9 Sep 2023 Honey Tasting
9 Sep 2023 Event: Mite Management in Italian Colonies
3 Sep 2023 Monthly Meeting
2 Sep 2023 Beekeeping 101
27 Aug 2023 Beyond Honey: Gifts from the Hive
19 Aug 2023 National Honey Bee Day
12 Aug 2023 Beyond Honey: Gifts from the Hive
8 Aug 2023 Lakewood City Council Meeting
6 Aug 2023 Monthly Meeting
5 Aug 2023 Beekeeping 101
5 Aug 2023 Hive Cut-Outs
4 Aug 2023 First Fridays Volunteer Hub
4 Aug 2023 Event: Mite Treatments in Italian Colonies
31 Jul 2023 Bees and Beyond: Preserving Nature's Pollinators for a Sustainable Tomorrow
30 Jul 2023 Mead Making Class
29 Jul 2023 Volunteers Needed for Hive Box Evaluation
22 Jul 2023 Beekeeping 101 for KIDS (ages 5-9)
15 Jul 2023 Event: Mite Treatments in Italian Colonies
9 Jul 2023 Monthly Meeting
8 Jul 2023 Beekeeping 101 for KIDS (10+)
1 Jul 2023 Beekeeping 101
24 Jun 2023 Moving Swarms & Cut-Outs into Boxes: Volunteers Needed
24 Jun 2023 Event: Mite Treatments in Italian Colonies
17 Jun 2023 Sanctuary Clean-Up: Volunteers Needed
11 Jun 2023 Beekeeping 101
10 Jun 2023 May Bee Prepared - Mentor Session
4 Jun 2023 Monthly Meeting
3 Jun 2023 A Day in the Life of a Commercial Beekeeper, Part II: Pulling Honey
2 Jun 2023 First Fridays Volunteer Hub
2 Jun 2023 May Bee Prepared - Mentor Session
26 May 2023 Event: Mite Treatments in Italian Colonies
20 May 2023 Bee Prepared - Beekeeping Class - May 2023
20 May 2023 World Bee Day
17 May 2023 Open House Re-cap: Online
7 May 2023 Open House
6 May 2023 Event: Package Installation - Part 2
6 May 2023 Beekeeping 101
23 Apr 2023 Event: Package installation - Italian Bees
22 Apr 2023 Teen Climate Fest
22 Apr 2023 Event: Mite Treatments in Italian Colonies
8 Apr 2023 Beekeeping 101 for KIDS
7 Apr 2023 First Fridays in Bixby Knolls
2 Apr 2023 Monthly Meeting
1 Apr 2023 Event: Mite Treatments in Italian Colonies
1 Apr 2023 Beekeeping 101
25 Mar 2023 A Day in the Life of a Commercial Beekeeper, Part I: Splits
14 Mar 2023 Bee Prepared - Beekeeping Class - March 2023
5 Mar 2023 Sanctuary Clean-Up Replaces Monthly Meeting
4 Mar 2023 Beekeeping 101
3 Mar 2023 First Fridays in Bixby Knolls
18 Feb 2023 Event: Mite Treatments in Italian Colonies
5 Feb 2023 Monthly Meeting
4 Feb 2023 Beekeeping 101
28 Jan 2023 Event: Mite Treatments in Italian Colonies
7 Jan 2023 Event: Mite Treatments in Italian Colonies
5 Jan 2023 New Spin on Monthly Meeting
4 Dec 2022 Holiday Potluck
3 Dec 2022 Beekeeping 101
3 Dec 2022 Event: Mite Treatments in Italian Colonies
6 Nov 2022 Monthly Meeting
5 Nov 2022 Event: Mite Treatments in Italian Colonies
5 Nov 2022 Beekeeping 101
22 Oct 2022 Howl-oween Festival
15 Oct 2022 Bee Prepared - Beekeeping Class - October 2022
14 Oct 2022 Event: Mite Treatments in Italian Colonies
8 Oct 2022 Beekeeping 101: Teen Climate Council Group
4 Oct 2022 Dr. Judy Wu-Smart at Orange County Beekeepers Association
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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