Bee Keeping

Feb 20, 2017


Feb. 22, 2017. Editor’s note: We’re sorry to report, but we’ve just heard that this bee keeping class has been canceled.

The wonder of bees. Now more than ever.

Danny Finkelstein and The Valley Hive lead a class on bee keeping at The Arboretum on Sunday, February 26.

Finkelstein will share the history of bee keeping and how the industry has evolved over time. He will also discuss the vital reasons for having healthy bees and hives, how bees make a garden better, and the best techniques for keeping bees in an urban environment.

This event is part of the Arboretum’s “What’s Happening in the Garden” series hosted by Finkelstein and Rebecca Tufenkian.

Bee Keeping
Sunday, Feb. 26, 9:30 a.m.-noon
LA Arboretum, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia 91007
Cost: $25 per class (full series, $140)
To register, please call 1.626.821.4623
Or pay at the class
For details, visit




Did you know you could purchase 10,000 bees with an Italian mated queen for $155? Who knew? Valley Hive also sells “nucs” of bees, meaning nucleus colonies, which have been created from larger colonies. Valley Hive nucs include the mated Queen that’s already been introduced to the hive “and the frames will contain a mixture of eggs, larvae, and pollen to increase the chances of success.” Nucs are said to be good for “newbie” beekeepers.






Photographs courtesy of Pixabay, where we get free commercial use of photographs—and periodically buy the folks a cuppa Joe. We’re grateful!






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