Arboretum and Botanical Garden’s Apiary

apiary (ā′pē-ĕr″ē) noun :  A place where bees and beehives are kept.

With our goal of supporting Cal State Fullerton’s academic mission and our values of environmental conservation, education and research, we at Arborertum and Botanical Garden are proud to house our very own apiary. All supplies and bees are provided by U-ACRE (Urban Agriculture Community-Based Research Experience).

The Benefits of Our Apiary


Bee Conservation: Bees are responsible for one-third of the world’s food supply, and we rely on them for pollinating much of the plant life in the Arboretum and Botanical Garden. Our apiary promotes the conservation of these important insects.

Research and learning

Educational Usage: CSUF undergraduate and graduate students utilize our apiary for conducting various research projects. There are also opportunities for visitors to tour the apiary and learn more about beekeeping.


Honey Production: Our apiary allows us to harvest and sell jars of honey, a valuable and nutritious food.

Meet Our Apiary Team

Anna and Steve

Anna Baier and Steve Anticona

  • Dr. Sara Johnson: Apiary Lead, Advisory Board Member of UC California Master Beekeeper Program (CAMBP) at UC Davis
  • Anna Baier: Arboretum and Botanical Garden Horticulturist
  • Steve Anticona: U-ACRE graduate student in Environmental Studies
  • Gabriella Funes: CSU ARI-HSI Science Fellow
  • Delia Arevalo Estrada: U-ACRE undergraduate student
  • Caitlin Moser: U-ACRE undergraduate student

Day in the Life of a Beekeeper

Ever wonder what it’s like to work in an apiary? Join two of our beekeepers, Steve and Anna, as they do hive inspections and conduct mite tests!

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