Long Beach Beekeepers

dedicated to educating the public on the honey bee’s vital role

Encouraging safe, sustainable & responsible beekeeping

Our training philosophy teaches various methods and styles of beekeeping – including Langstroth and top bar hives, natural beekeeping and supplemental feeding – while advocating only responsible beekeeping. 




South 40

Community Garden

Classes are held at South 40 Community Garden, courtesy of Long Beach Organic

2813 South Street
Long Beach, CA 90805

Beekeeping 101

Long Beach Beekeepers offers Beekeeping 101 which provides and introduction to beekeeping for beginners. Classes are held February through December on the first Saturday of the month from 8 AM–9:30 AM. Classes include instruction, discussions, and suiting up to inspect our hive. Class schedule occasionally impacted by weather conditions or other events at the garden. The next class is scheduled for July 6, 2019. Skipped school? See our blog to see what you missed!

  1. Free!

  2. No experience required.
  3. The club has a limited supply of beekeeping suits and gloves to loan out. Bring your own equipment if you can.
  4. Wear closed-toes shoes – preferably boots – and thick socks.

Bee Prepared

Bee Prepared is a 12-hour course offered in the Spring designed to turn the novice beekeeper into a backyard beekeeper. Includes classroom instruction and hands-on experience. Topics include hive management; bee biology; recognizing and treating common diseases and predators; and legal requirements.

After completing the course successfully, students are eligible to receive a starter bee colony at no additional cost. Bees are subject to availability. Frames and other hive equipment not included.

$80 for members; $100 for non-members.

Offered in the spring. Look for class details and online registration late 2019. 



EDCO Recycling & Transfer

Occasionally, we hold an event at the EDCO Recycling & Transfer, courtesy of EDCO

2755 California Avenue
Signal Hill, CA 90755


Bee Rescue Class

Hands-on bee rescue cut out performed by students under the supervision of experienced bee rescuers. Class includes a demonstration and explanation of swarm capture and trap out procedures.

Class will be held at a private home in the Wrigley neighborhood of Long Beach. Address will be emailed upon completion of registration.

Class held periodically. If one is not currently being offered please email contact@longbeachbeekeepers.org to express your interest in an upcoming class.

Long Beach Beekeepers is a 501(c)3 organization

EIN# 81-4141237

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