The Backwards Beekeepers have a posse.

The Backwards Beekeepers of Los Angeles had our biggest turnout yet today. It looks like we've outgrown home-based meetings, and need to move on to a community center or sports arena.

Erik and Kelly of Homegrown Evolution brought homemade mead, because it's never too early in the day for your dose of super-flavorful, high-alcohol rocket fuel. Thanks for getting things started off right, you two.

Kirk showed everyone how to put starter strips in hive frames and paint them with clean beeswax. We'll have an instructional video posted on the blog in the next few days.

Kirk predicts a big bunch of bee swarms once the weather here in L.A. warms up a bit. Quite a few Backwards Beekeepers are going to have their hands full very soon.