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Today at our monthly HoneyLove Workshop we taught people how to “Bee Proactive” by building a swarm box to put out on their property! 

@ Santa Monica Public Library Fairview Branch – 06/09/12

Click here to download the handout from our workshop!

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VICTORY IN REDONDO BEACH, CALIFORNIA!!
by Ed Garcia

Before last night’s city council meeting, bees were categorized as a de-facto “nuisance” by the municipal code. Last night that changed :) A group of BBK’s came to the city council meeting to support my petition for a permit allowing me to keep a hive and in a team effort we were able to persuade the city council to get with the times and allow individuals to keep bees. Thank you all so much for making this happen. 

After a very lengthy meeting that started at 6PM, our issue finally came to the floor at nearly 10 PM. Representatives from Redondo Beach Animal Control summarized their position which was formally submitted in a 12 page report. In essence they were agreeable to granting the permit subject to a variety of requirements, including the approval of my neighbors. 

Then it was our turn. Members of the city council asked a variety of questions that we were able to answer based on the knowledge that we’ve absorbed through BBK and our individual experiences with the bees. It all wrapped nicely at the end when the city council unanimously agreed to adopt the measure that in essence removed bees from the list of “nuisances” and allowed individuals to keep bees. Additionally, the city council agreed to remove the requirement of “approval by neighbors” and even to lower the fee for the permit that was proposed by animal control. In all I would say it was a victory for all beekeepers. 

I would like to acknowledge all the support and guidance provided by Kirk, the use of the material compiled by Rob and Chelsea [HoneyLove] and the fine example they set with their efforts in Mar Vista, the enthusiasm and participation of Susan, Roberta, Dennis and Randy. You guys Rock!

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Photos from this weekend ? 

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HoneyLove featured in Sunset Magazine ?!!!
June 2012 

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May 25, 2012:

“We took a step towards implementing urban beekeeping legislation within the City.  This morning, we submitted a motion that instructs various departments to begin exploring the possibility of allowing urban beekeeping within the City. I have included a copy of the the submitted motion for your benefit.  This is the first of many steps in the legislative process, but we wanted to share our progress and keep you up to date.”

- Emmett McOsker, Legislative Intern
Office of Councilmember Bill Rosendahl, City of Los Angeles, 11th District

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PDF: Your Urban Garden is Better with Bees

[via feedthebees.org]

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LET’S DO THIS!!
HELP US TO LEGALIZE URBAN BEEKEEPING IN LOS ANGELES!!

PLEASE SIGN OUR PETITION: 
change.org/petitions/legalize-urban-beekeeping-in-los-angeles-2

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National Honey Bee Awareness Day is August 18th, 2012 

…and for those of you who joined us yesterday at our MEAD WORKSHOP – you know that we will have something ready just in time for the AFTER PARTY!! 

Mark your calendars!! More info coming soon…

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Thanks for the sweet buzz about  in your article 

Click here to read the full article on examiner.com

…and please sign our petition to legalize urban beekeeping in LA!

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HONEYLOVE SWARM RESCUE
Marina del Rey Garden Center - 5/9/12

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