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NEWS: The Beekeepers of Mar Vista

“Chelsea and Rob McFarland are spearheading an effort to legalize urban beekeeping in Los Angeles — and to give honeybees a better name…

The Mar Vista couple behind the organization Honeylove is all about changing the way people think about honeybees… with the sustainability and garden-focused community of Mar Vista as the testing ground.

Visitors to the Mar Vista Farmers’ Market Green Committee tent this summer may have spotted Chelsea wearing a bee costume at the market’s July 4th celebrations, gathering signatures on a petition. On a single day at the market, more than 500 people signed, said Green Committee co-chair Sherri Akers…

Honeylove is also working to engage surrounding communities. On Aug 11, the Del Rey Neighborhood Council voted to support looking into its own pilot program…

Honeylove will be hosting a [FREE] screening Saturday [8/20/11] of the film The Vanishing of the Bees at the Mar Vista Public Library from 2-5:30 p.m. The event coincides with National Honeybee Awareness Day…

[ click here to read the full article by Devin Kelly on marvista.patch.com ] 

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