Meetings and Events

Next Meeting: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
What is the LBI and Why Should You Be In It?
Panelists: Jerry Przybylski, Phil Stob, and Eugenie Scott
Studio One, 365 45th St, Oakland, at 7:00 p.m.

Curious about the Local Bee Initiative? You should be! This is an ACBA project begun last year to encourage the production of locally-adapted bee stock with the goal of producing bees better suited to our Alameda County environment(s). It involves producing more local queens, and encourages the splitting and distribution of local hives as alternatives to purchasing bees from outside of the area. Join Jerry Przybylski, Phil Stob, and Eugenie Scott to discuss the mission, goals, and planned projects (best-practices classes, rearing of local queens, splitting and distributing hives, etc) of the LBI. Wouldn’t it be great to have locally-adapted bees that are less-susceptible to Varroa and other problems? That have higher survival rate? Yes! Come discuss your thoughts and suggestions. Your ideas are important, as is your participation.