Lompoc, CA (May 11, 2015) - The Lompoc Valley Beekeepers Association June meeting will be held at the Lompoc Bird, Butterfly and Bee Sanctuary so that the group can do a hive inspection, observing hives in a rural setting. Bring your bee gear so that you will be able to get up close and personal with the bees. Contact Archie Mitchell at 805-291-3279 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about getting yourself geared up for the experience of a hive inspection. All ages welcome!
The location of the Lompoc Bird, Butterfly and Bee Sanctuary is 2226 Tularosa Road, just outside of Lompoc. Drive to the end of Tularosa road following the dirt road to the right. The meeting begins at 6:30pm. President Jim Rice will discuss the mites, the drought and other issues that are relevant for the summer season.
The Fund for Santa Barbara recently awarded a $4,000 grant to Lompoc Valley Beekeepers Association. With grant funds, the LVBA seeks to purchase observations hives and package bees for outreach to local schools and Boys and Girls Clubs, to purchase books and videos to establish a library, to host special events, to distribute a newsletter and flyers, to maintain a website and to purchase supplies necessary to maintain honeybees in the Lompoc Bird, Butterfly and Bee sanctuary.
Lompoc Valley Beekeepers Association seeks the promotion and advancement of beekeeping through best management practices, the education and mentoring of people about honey bees and beekeeping and increasing public awareness of environmental concerns affecting honey bees. LVBKA meetings are usually held monthly at Flying Goat Cellars Tasting Room, 1520 East Chestnut Court, Unit A, in the Lompoc Wine Ghetto. The association is involved in community education programs, swarm removal and mentoring new beekeepers. Membership is $10/family annually. To learn more visit www.lvbka.org.