We fruit growers need to know about bees: how to encourage them in our orchards, how to protect them on our shared planet and, if nothing else, how to appreciate their marvelously democratic society. Bottom line, after all our planting, grafting, pruning, fertilizing and elaborate irrigation systems, without the girls we would have very little to eat.
At the enthusiastic recommendation of the Orange County chapter, we are thrilled to have snared Ray Teurman to speak to us about bees at our next meeting on April 13th. Eight years a beekeeper and seven years a bee rescuer, Ray maintains 70 hives at homes in LA, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties plus over 40 hives in apiaries in Long Beach, Hacienda Heights and Compton. A member of the Bee Keepers Association of Southern Calfornia, Long Beach Beekeepers and Honey Love, among other apis-centric organizations, he has been termed one of the unsung heroes of SoCal bee keeping and volunteerism. This is how he is described on the Bee Keepers Association of Southern California site:
Ray has recently begun his retired life. That doesn’t mean sitting under an umbrella enjoying ice tea! No! He’s busy rescuing bees every single day. He does cutouts, swarms, most jobs that other rescuers don’t have time for. He does charge a fee, but it’s well worth it, as he charges a fair price He does best by texting. Please include your name, address where the bees are located, where the bees are (in a wall, in a tree, under the shed, etc.), how long they have been there, and a contact phone number. Please be patient, as he could be busy in a tree. Ray does enjoy help. You can learn while helping!
Please call Ray by clicking the number. 323-599-6802 or text him.