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    Rob McFarland

    We’ll do our best to keep you updated on the latest in the effort to legalize beekeeping in LA here. For more information and resources, please visit:


    The time has come for everyone to rally – LETS DO THIS!!

    STEP 1:
    Legalize Urban Beekeeping

    Legalize Urban Beekeeping

    STEP 2: Email a letter of support to LA City Council!!



    SUBJECT: Council File: 12-0785 Beekeeping / Single Family Residential (R1) Zones

    I am writing to ask that you make the legalization of beekeeping and the establishment of a humane bee rescue policy one of your top priorities.

    Bees are an essential part of our food system. According to the USDA, bees are responsible for the production of about a third of our diet. In addition, bees are a boon to local gardeners and urban farmers. As you may be aware, honeybees worldwide are in crisis, falling prey to the mysterious Colony Collapse Disorder at an alarming rate, making beekeeping a serious food security issue.

    Urban beekeeping has been gaining widespread attention especially since the President and First Lady of the United States began keeping two hives on the White House lawn and San Francisco, New York, Seattle, Portland, Denver, Chicago and most recently Santa Monica and Redondo Beach have all taken decisive action and legalized urban beekeeping.

    With all that in mind, I strongly urge you to:

    1. Support efforts to: develop a new ordinance which will legalize beekeeping within R1 districts in Los Angeles; improve Bee Rescue policy; create a legal bee yard within the city of Los Angeles that will operate as a secure, temporary holding area for feral honeybee colonies that are awaiting relocation to agricultural zones outside city limits.

    2. Change Los Angeles’ current response to feral honeybee swarms (which is extermination), and to allow only live bee removal on city and public property within Los Angeles.

    REFERENCE: LA City Council File 12-0785

    Thank you for taking the time to consider this globally important issue.


    KO –

    2nd try:
    You are familiar with:
    SECTION 29000-29013

    29000. The Legislature hereby finds and declares that:
    A healthy and vibrant apiary industry is important to the economy
    and welfare of the people of the State of California. Protection and
    promotion of this important industry is in the interest of the people
    of the State of California.

    Aren’t you?


    Please come out and show your support for urban beekeeping tomorrow: TUESDAY DEC 10TH, 2:30PM at the LA CITY COUNCIL PLUM COMMITTEE BEE VOTE!!

    Los Angeles City Hall
    200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, 90012 (3rd Floor)

    Meeting @ 2:30pm
    Bring your ID for security – tell them you are there for a PLUM meeting with CD-14 (Huizar’s Office)



    And if you haven’t done so already, please sign our petition and send a quick email of support!!


    PLUM Committee
    Thank you to all the HoneyLovers who came out and showed their support @ Los Angeles City Council PLUM Committee!!

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