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  • November 20, 2019 8:00 AM | Liz Savage (Administrator)

  • February 25, 2019 3:55 PM | Liz Savage (Administrator)

    Tuesday, March 5th,  General Meeting

    Scott Jeffreys

    Scott Jeffreys graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (SLO) with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Crop Science with concentration in Agronomy (crop production & soil management).

    Scott has over 30 years of Commercial Beekeeping experience in which he has mastered both in Hawaii and here in the mainland in all of the different aspects of Beekeeping and business.

    Monthly Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the Month, except for July & August, due to OCFair. 

               OCFairgrounds, Centennial Farms

               88 Fair Drive

               Costa Mesa, CA  92626

               Doors open at 6:30pm and Meeting starts at 7pm

  • February 18, 2019 8:34 AM | Liz Savage (Administrator)


    Members can now Pre-Order Bee Packages and Queens from our “Store” page. Sign in under your  Membership  and go to the "Members" tab, click and drop-down to "Store & Ads" tab.

    3# Bee Packages are $150 each and Queens are $35 each.

    Tenative pick up dates are Friday, May 3rd and Saturday morning, May 4th. Dates have changed, two weeks later, Subject to Supplier.

    New Beekeepers, Please have all of your equipment ready to home your Bee Packages. They cannot live in Package.

  • December 30, 2018 4:38 PM | Liz Savage (Administrator)

    Need 1-2 volunteers for Discovery Days at OCFair on January 18th, 2019.

    9am-12noon, OCFair get 700-1000 children coming through Centennial Farms. We need a few volunteers to stand by the Bee Hive and talk/answer questions with children.   Please email Liz -- or Danny --

  • October 29, 2018 2:15 PM | Liz Savage (Administrator)

    General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 6th. Doors open at 6:30pm and meeting starts at 7pm. 

    Meeting will consist of Annual Elections, Vote on ByLaws and Guest Speaker, Dr. Melody Wallace on Honey Bee Pests.

    Meeting will include Raffle, drinks and snacks

    OCFair Centennial Farm Silo Building, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa.

  • October 06, 2018 10:30 PM | Liz Savage (Administrator)

    Great class today with a Wonderful Group of People learning about Beekeeping and the OCBA Board Members to help out. We had live bees in the class as well. Keep in touch for the scheduling of the next class.

  • February 18, 2018 8:35 AM | Anonymous

    Ever need to know which flowers the Bees like? Go to any nursery and look for the Bees!! These are a few we bought today. Going back for more!

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