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
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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.
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It was a wonderful day to be out for the Children’s Clinic’s Beach Walk. There were hundreds of teen agers and their family members walking around the Long Beach marina. Before and after the walk, people came by and gazed out our observation hive. At first the bees were huddled together because it was so cold. After it warmed up there, they crawled around the frame of honey and brood. It was great to see how interested everyone was and some were eager to come to our bee classes.
The Long Beach Beekeepers enjoy going to community events to educate the public about the importance of bees and the share how it is possible to have beehives in the urban environment. On Saturday, October 19th, Luis, Megan and Mike worked our booth at the 7th Annual Gathering of the Gardens. Teague, the organizer, had a great line up of presentations from biodynamic gardening to chickens and bees. Luis gave a presentation to would be beekeepers and got a great response. One of the big hits was Dick’s observation hive that held a full frame of honey. I wish our banner wasn’t a little crooked….
Vanishing Of The Bees
a film by George Langworthy and MaryamHenein
Honeybees have been mysteriously disappearing across the planet, literally vanishing from their hives. Known as Colony Collapse Disorder, this phenomenon threatens the loss of much more than honey as we depend on honeybees to pollinate one third of the food on our tables. Vanishing of the Bees chronicles the innermost thoughts and feelings of beekeepers and scientists as they fight to preserve the honeybee and make it through another day.
Featuring experts like author MichaelPollan, the film also presents a platform of solutions, encouraging audiences to be the change they want to see in the world. This award-winning documentary examines the alarming disappearance of honeybees and the greater meaning it holds about the relationship between Humankind and Mother Earth.
Special Guest Speakers: Henry Kurland, President, and Barbara Sinclair, Vice President of Long Beach Beekeepers. They will bring an observation hive and honey sticks will be available for sale to support Long Beach Beekeepers.
Join Us As We Celebrate International Mother Earth Day And Explore This Important Issue!
When: Friday, April 26th @ 8 p.m.
Where: Hellada Art Center
117 Linden Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90802
Our host, Hellada Art Center is graciously providing wine and other refreshments. Don’t forget to drop something in their tip jar if you wish to enjoy some wine and light refreshments. Thank you!
Conscious Cinema: Without Awareness, There Can Be No Peace
Michael Bush is coming to Long Beach. The event is already sold out and looks to be a great oppurtunity to get together with other natural beekeepers.
We’ll be inspecting hives with him and learning about unlimited brood next management and the 4 steps to keeping healthy bees.
Stay tuned for updates. Check the monthly meeting page for event details.
Check out this link for Michael Bush’s website.