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Making Honey in Los Angeles County: From Flower to Jar

April 26, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

How do bees create honey here in Los Angeles County? Come see inside of a hive and explore bee ecology with beekeeper Eli Lichter-Marck of Eli’s Bees. He’ll take us on an adventure following honey as it transforms from flower to jar. He’ll cover raising healthy bees, apiculture in our local ecology, and conservation and education.

The talk will be followed by a presentation of local honey varieties from main West LA nectar flows, with the opportunity to try different honeys and compare tasting notes!

This event is free, but space is limited. Please RSVP to reserve your spot.

Eli runs a small commercial beekeeping operation in West Los Angeles County. His 200 colonies live throughout the diverse ecological zones of the Santa Monica Mountains. Eli’s background is in ecological design and architecture. Eli was drawn to beekeeping because of the unique opportunity it affords the beekeeper to witness and participate first-hand in the complex of weather dynamics, plant genetics, and insect biology that make up the world of the bees. 

The UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Los Angeles basin and So. Channel Islands). As a promoter of nature at a California land grant institution, we pay our respects to the Honuukvetam (Ancestors), ‘Ahiihirom (Elders) and ‘Eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging.

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