10/31/12

Next meeting: Sunday, December 9



The holidays make it hard to meet on the last Sunday of November and December, so we've scheduled one more meeting for 2012 on Sunday, December 9 at 11am, at Golden Road Brewing. This meeting will be outside on the covered lawn, which should be much quieter than the indoor area was for our last meeting.

Golden Road brews great beer and also has a full menu. Come hungry and thirsty to support our hosts.

Please follow these basic guidelines to make sure we are welcome back:
  • DO park on the street and let their regular patrons use the parking lot. This should be easy at 11am.
  • DO NOT not bring any animals - bees or otherwise
  • DO NOT bring outside food or drink (and support Golden Road with your business)
  • DO NOT bring wax to melt, or anything else that might attract bees
  • DO clean up after yourself before you leave
As usual, everyone is welcome to the meetings, especially those who are new to beekeeping. Here's what we plan to talk about:
  • Questions from new beekeepers
  • Honey harvesting
  • Legalization efforts
  • Getting ready for spring

Golden Road is located at the southeastern crossing of the 134 and 5 freeways. We'll be at the covered outdoor area (to the left of the building) with picnic tables. 

5410 San Fernando Road, Los Angeles CA 90039 213-373-4677



10/30/12

Susan talks bees for Mandarin TV



LA Backwards Beekeeper Susan writes:

These stills from an interview I did last month for a Mandarin Chinese TV station, Ch 18. They filmed me and the reporter talking about our model for beekeeping, general questions about the state of the bee world, tasting some of my honeys from different sources and opening the hive.




Very nice people and it was the reporter's first encounter with bees—she was a bit worried, but found it fine. I don't remember the reporter's name, but she would listen to me in English and then translate for the camera footage in Mandarin, while Armando filmed us.

—Susan


Stay tuned; the segment is scheduled to run this week, and we'll post the YouTube clip once it does.

10/29/12

Mentoring schedule


Kirk does regular mentoring sessions on Sundays - usually every week that we don't have group meetings. They're an opportunity to learn how to get comfortable around bees and observe a hive inspection. Kirk is a great teacher and lessons are a lot of fun.

These sessions are also a great way for you to show that you know your way around bees if you want to be an approved rescuer for the group.

The schedule is posted here and there's now a handy link called "Mentoring" at the top of the site. We'll keep it updated!

Be sure to reserve your spot ahead of time for mentoring - space is limited.

10/20/12

Next Meeting (at Golden Road Brewing): Sunday, October 28!


Our next meeting is Sunday, October 28 at 11am, and Golden Road Brewing has kindly offered to host us on the patio at their pub. Golden Road brews great beer and also has a full menu. Come hungry and thirsty to support our new hosts.

Please follow these basic guidelines to make sure we are welcome back:

  • DO park on the street and let their regular patrons use the parking lot. This should be easy at 11am.
  • DO NOT not bring any animals - bees or otherwise
  • DO NOT bring outside food or drink (and support Golden Road with your business)
  • DO NOT bring wax to melt, or anything else that might attract bees
  • DO clean up after yourself before you leave
As usual, everyone is welcome to the meetings, especially those who are new to beekeeping. Here's what we plan to talk about:

  • Questions from new beekeepers
  • How to take honey in the fall
  • Escape boards and other useful tips
  • Spring hive inspections

Golden Road is located at the southeastern crossing of the 134 and 5 freeways. We'll be at the covered outdoor area (to the left of the building) with picnic tables. 

5410 San Fernando Road, Los Angeles CA 90039 213-373-4677



10/9/12

Who are the "Best People to Call During a Bee Invasion"?



We are, of course. Check out BB in the new LA Weekly "Best of LA" issue.