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  • 1 Mar 2015 5:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    After a long and arduous journey, the subject of legalizing chickens and bees for Torrance will come before the Torrance City Council on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at the Torrance City Hall: 

    Address: 3031 Torrance Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90503 

    For all those who want to help support Long Beach Beekeeping, it's important for neighboring cities to support bees too.  Especially if you are a Torrance resident or know someone, please plan to come and speak to the council in support of bees and/or chickens letting them know why it's important to you and your family. 

    This is very exciting news that they will consider allowing bees and chickens! I hope you share our joy and will attend!!!

    It's item 12, Administrative Matters.

    12A.  Community Development - Consider a land use study regarding the keeping of chickens and bees for single family residences within the city.  Recommendation of the Community Development Director that City Council consider a Land Use Study regarding the keeping of chickens and bees for single family residences within the city and provide direction to staff.

    For the full agenda go here  http://www.torranceca.gov/PDF/AGENDA_3-3-15.pdf

  • 4 Jan 2015 11:59 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    For more information please see the

    Honeylove Meetup Group

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    FEATURED SPEAKER:
    Sam Comfort (Founder of 

    anarchyapiaries.org

    —New York) 

    COST:
    HoneyLove Members: FREE
    Non-Members: $10 Suggested Donation

    TOPIC:
    Future Zombee Apocalypse:
    Bee Prepared and Stick Together!

    What will beekeeping be like 25, 50, or 100 years from now? The bee world is changing quickly. So are the bees and their environment. Their lessons in survival are their most valuable gift. Like the bees, we beekeepers must look to diversity, cooperation, and adaptability for our resilience. Anarchy Apiaries is around 500 hives of various types in all kinds of situations from New York to Florida. The more I bee the less I know. I'll talk about our do-it-yourself methods, several hive designs, queen-raising, healthier, hardier bees with no treatments, and a future of a self-reliant beekeeping community with more hives than televisions.

    LOCATION:
    Grow Native Nursery   100 Davis Avenue, Los AngelesCA 

    (map)

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  • 31 Oct 2014 10:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    It's that time again.  Just remember to fall back and sleep in on Sunday.

     

  • 5 Oct 2014 11:17 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Thank-you to Terri who presented the natural history of bees.  She discussed the types of bees including the queen, workers and drones.  The term beekeepers use to refer to the life cycle of honeybees is bee math.  She had great questions.  See if you can answer these questions with the table below.

    1.  If you find eggs, and no queen, how long ago do you know there was a queen?
    2.  If you find just hatched larvae and open brood but no eggs, how long ago was the queen there?
    3.  If the queen starts laying today, how long before that brood will start foraging for nectar?

  • 8 Sep 2014 9:51 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    It's always fun to get together with other bee loving beekeepers, new and experienced.  We had a good number of people so that our new people could get into the hive.  We loved finding the heart shaped comb.  Unfortunately a bee lost her life in the inspection.  We always try to avoid that.  Hope to see you at the next class October 4 at 8am. 

     

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  • 5 Jul 2014 6:57 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We've had some great first time experiences for newbees during our classes. We welcome beekeepers or admirers of all levels.  We would love to have people with experience that would like to help mentor and be available to answer questions.  

    If you are coming out remember to...

    1. Wear socks that cover the ankles.
    2. Shoes that cover the feet, ideally boots such as rain books work really well.
    3. Consider bringing a baseball cap, some of the suits fit better with one on.
    4. Long pants such as jeans or other heavy materials, some of the suits are jackets only.
    5. Camera/phone to get those precious first time in a suit and hive pics.
    6. Water to stay hydrated and eat something before you come.

     

    Remember, it's always possible that you might be stung and stings hurt!  Don't worry if you are nervous, you can observe too.  Kids are welcome but you will need to supervise them and they might be stung.

     

  • 1 May 2014 10:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We had so many events for Earth Day in Long Beach!  We introduced many children and adults to the idea of beekeeping and showed how wonderful it can be to learn about bees.  The observation hives were a big hit.  Thanks to all the events that invited us at the Growing Experience, Green Prize Festival, and YMCA.

     

     

     

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