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VIDEO: City-dwellers swarm to urban beekeeping

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Ginger-Honey Pumpkin Pie (via epicurious.com)

1 15-ounce can pure pumpkin
1/2 cup (packed) golden brown sugar
1/3 cup honey
3 large eggs
1 1/4 cups whipping cream
1 tablespoon finely grated peeled fresh ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
Honey-sweetened whipped cream

Roll out dough on lightly floured surface to 13-inch round. Transfer to 9-inch deep-dish glass pie dish. Trim overhang to 1/2 inch. Fold overhang under; crimp edges decoratively. Refrigerate 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 375°F. Line crust with foil. Fill with dried beans. Bake until edges begin to brown, about 17 minutes. Remove foil and beans. Bake until golden brown, pressing with back of fork if crust bubbles, about 5 minutes longer. Transfer to rack. Maintain oven temperature.

Whisk pumpkin, sugar, and honey in large bowl. Whisk in eggs 1 at a time. Whisk in 1 1/4 cups cream, ginger, cinnamon, and salt. Pour into crust. Bake pie until set, covering edges with foil collar if browning too fast, about 60 minutes. Cool. (Can be made 6 hours ahead.) Serve at room temperature with whipped cream.

Click here to read more Thanksgiving recipes that support local bees (via Mistress Beek)

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Mar Vistan Innovators Well Represented at Green Festival L.A.

Los Angeles’ first ever Green Festival drew thousands of visitors this weekend, and several of the presenters offering up their expertise and tips in sessions came from Mar Vista.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa officially opened the weekend festival with a green ribbon-cutting ceremony, and was introduced by festival co-founders, Kevin Danaher of Global Exchange and Alisa Gravitz of Green America.

Speaking to attendees, Villaraigosa welcomed everyone and touted the city’s successful implementation of several clean air and zero waste projects. He also reiterated his commitment to making Los Angeles the greenest city in the country…

Rob and Chelsea McFarland of the Mar Vista-based non-profit conservation organization HoneyLove.org, also spoke at the Sustainable Home and Garden Pavilion on “Urban Beekeeping.”

In their presentation they discussed the main reasons for the decline of the honey bee; why the urban environment is the last refuge of the honey bee; solutions on how people can do their part to help the honeybees; and they gave an update on their efforts to legalize beekeeping in Los Angeles through their initiative in Mar Vista. The couple have been working for six months on a feasibility study to allow beekeeping in R-1 Residential zones in Los Angeles with a possible pilot project in Mar Vista…”

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HoneyLove Booth @ Girl Scouts 100 Year Anniversary
Girltopia: LA Convention Center on October 29, 2011 

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

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Fuzzy Buzzzy

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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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Duration: 3 minutes

Source: NPR

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