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Beekeeping Classes with the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association (LACBA)

updated 1-3-19

Beekeeping at The Valley Hive

The Valley Hive is looking forward to hosting the 2019 Beekeeping 101 Classes for the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association (LACBA). The first class of the season will be on Sunday, February 10th from 9-12pm. All classes will be held on the second Sunday of the month. 

CLASS SCHEDULE

Class #1: Sunday., 2/10/19, 9am-noon. Topic: Preparing to Be a Beekeeper; Is Beekeeping Right for You, Things to Consider, Benefits, What Do I Need? (NO BEE SUIT REQUIRED.) Location: The Valley Hive's store: 10538 Topanga Cyn Blvd., Chatsworth, CA 91311.

Class #2: Sunday, 3/10/19, 9am-noon. Topic: Putting together a hive box; placement of your hive; installing a package. (NO BEE SUIT REQUIRED.) Location: The Valley Hive's store: 10538 Topanga Cyn Blvd., Chatsworth, CA 91311. (DAYLIGHT SAVINGS DAY!)

Class #3:  Sunday, 4/14/19, 9am-noon. Topics: How to install a bee package. Inspecting your hive. (BEE SUIT REQUIRED.) Location: The Valley Hive’s apiary: 9633 Baden Ave., Chatsworth, CA 91311.

Class #4:  Sunday, 5/12/19, 9am-noon. Topic: Inspecting your hive. (BEE SUIT REQUIRED.) Location: The Valley Hive’s apiary: 9633 Baden Ave., Chatsworth, CA 91311.

Class #5:  Sunday, 6/09/19,  9am-noon. Topic: Treating for pests. (BEE SUIT REQUIRED.) Location: The Valley Hive’s apiary: 9633 Baden Ave., Chatsworth, CA 91311.

Class #6:  Sunday, 7/14/19, 9am-noon. Topic: Treating for pests. (BEE SUIT REQUIRED.) Location: The Valley Hive’s apiary: 9633 Baden Ave., Chatsworth, CA 91311.

Class #7:  Sunday, 8/11/19, 9am-noon. Topic: Splitting a hive, honey extraction. (BEE SUIT REQUIRED.) Location: The Valley Hive’s apiary: 9633 Baden Ave., Chatsworth, CA 91311.

September:  No Bee Class. We will be volunteering on various dates at the Los Angeles County Fair Bee Booth, sharing our beekeeping knowledge and experience to educate others.

Class #8: Sunday, 10/13/19, 9am-noon. Topic: Last class of the 2018 season. (BEE SUIT REQUIRED.) Location: The Valley Hive - TBD.

In Beekeeping Class 101 you learn the basics of beekeeping. This is a great class for beginning beekeepers and an excellent refresher course.

Our goal: To walk you through an entire season of keeping bees.

You’ll learn:

  • Care of ourselves and others as we learn responsible beekeeping in an urban environment
  • Protective clothing (bee suit, hat, veil, gloves, etc.)
  • Construction of a hive
  • Safe placement of a hive
  • How to approach a hive
  • Stages of life cycle within a colony
  • General maintenance of a hive
  • Troubleshooting in the hive
  • Diseases, mites, moths, and their treatment
  • What to do if you come in contact with an aggressive hive
  • Bee stings

Beekeeping References

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Stop In For A Visit

We invite you to stop by anytime during regular business hours, so that we can answer any of your questions or help you with your beekeeping needs.  We are buzzed to be a part of your beekeeping journey!

The Valley Hive business hours:
Open daily from 8:30-5pm
10538 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Chatsworth
(818) 280-6500

 

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