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“The World Needs More Beekeepers” – Bill Compton (True Blood)

WE AGREE!! Please help Los Angeles based non-profit HoneyLove.org raise money to protect the honeybees!!  Check out the awesome True Blood charity auction on ebay going on now through November 26th!!

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VIDEO: Cultivating bees on the rise in New Jersey

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Mar Vista Recreation Center Auditorium: 11430 Woodbine Street, Mar Vista, CA 90066
Click here to download the agenda (PDF) – We are item 2A on the agenda

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Met a new friend in White Salmon, WA last week - Melissa Bees! 
http://melissabees.com/

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HoneyLove’s Pollination Party
@ The Learning Garden (Venice High School) – 10/8/11

LINKS:
More Photos (facebook)
Pollination Handout (pdf)
Pollinator Planting Handout (pdf)

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SEE YOU TONIGHT @ 5PM!!

THIS MONTH’S FREE HONEYLOVE WORKSHOP: POLLINATION PARTY
RSVP on Facebook or Meetup (rsvp not required… all ages are welcome!)

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Bledsoe Water Meter Rescue
Mar Vista, CA – 10/2/11

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WHITE HOUSE HONEY ALE

Obama has been brewing his own organic beer with honey from Michelle’s garden beehive.

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CHINA- HAND POLLINATION

“Workers in the Maoxian county of Sichuan, China, an area that has lost its pollinators through the indiscriminate use of pesticides and the over-harvesting of its honey, pollinates pear and apple trees by hand. In this part of China, the honeybee has been replaced by the human bee, for the past two decades. Every spring, thousands of villagers climb through fruit trees hand-pollinating blossoms by dipping “pollination sticks” (brushes made of chicken feathers and cigarette filters) into plastic bottles of pollen and then touching them against each of the tree’s billions of blossoms.”

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The buzz around urban beekeeping

London’s Jewish Community Centre is doing its bit to ensure a sweet new year with a campaign to promote urban Jewish beekeeping. Community members are being encouraged to run their own hives to combat a dramatic decline in honey bee populations

“I have always been fascinated by the bee world,” she said. “But it’s not like chickens where all you need is some space and some grain. I’m so grateful this opportunity came up.”

Alison Benjamin, who runs the course with Brian McCallum, said: “It’s really important to start keeping bees in cities, there’s more of a diversity of flowers and plants. You can taste that in the honey. In the country, there are fields and fields of the same crop. In a city it’s warmer and more sheltered.

Bees can also be great for community cohesion. Some schools in south-east London have used beekeeping as a way of keeping kids calm because you have to be very careful and thoughtful when dealing with bees.”

New North London Synagogue also has plans for a hive of its own.”We think it’s a great way to bring people together and teach important lessons around sustainability that are rooted in our faith,” said executive director Claire Mandel.

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