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PLEASE SIGN OUR NEW PETITION : Legalize Urban Beekeeping in Los Angeles!!

Atlanta, New York, Seattle, Portland, Denver, Spokane, Chicago, San Francisco, Toronto, Vancouver and most recently Santa Monica have all taken decisive action and legalized urban beekeeping. Los Angeles currently outlaws beekeeping in residential areas, and the city’s policy is to exterminate all feral honey bees. With worldwide bee populations threatened with Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) and urban beekeeping more popular than ever, this policy needs to change. We believe it to be a necessary and just measure requiring immediate action.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR HONEYLOVERS!! What an amazing year for bees in Los Angeles… We are so grateful for all of your support!! ? YAY BEES!!!

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Wishing you good times, good cheer, and a sweet new year!
? Rob & Chelsea ~ honeylove.org

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LEGALIZATION UPDATE: 
DEL REY = ANOTHER VICTORY FOR THE BEES!!

Del Rey: Approved motion to support pilot program (December 2011)

Mar Vista: Approved motion to support pilot program (November 2011)

Santa Monica: LEGALIZED!!! (December 2010)

UP NEXT:
South Robertson Neighborhoods Council
Greater Griffith Park Neighborhood Council
(Venice & Culver City coming soon…)

MOTION:
“The board therefore recommends the implementation of a Beekeeping Pilot Program in to test safety and develop best practices for future expansion. We urge the City of LA to adopt a policy that includes conditions relating to maintenance, location, registration and notification to assure for the safety of all residents which may result in the continued preservation of quality of life and preservation of single-family residential districts.”

Click here to view resources to help legalize urban beekeeping in YOUR community!

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Sign the PETITION!!

The City of Los Angeles will be spending up to $400,000 to re-sod their lawn….
Please take 30 seconds to sign the petition that asks them to plant sustainable landscaping instead of grass!!

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Piscología® supports HoneyLove Fundraiser
Special HoneyLove cocktail featured Dry Soda at the G2 Gallery in Venice, CA

HoneyLove’s Yellow Tie Event: a fundraiser for the conservation organization with a mission to protect the honeybees and inspire new urban beekeepers. Piscología Pisco was served in a specialty cocktail with Seattle-based Dry Soda. Topa Spirits’ brand ambassador, Frankie Thaheld, created the cocktail recipe with honey, lemons and Blood Orange Dry Soda. Over 200 people gathered at the event at the G2 Gallery in Venice, California on Saturday, November 19 at 7:00 PM.

Participants enjoyed yellow carpet photos, a honey tasting from local beekeepers, a silent auction, and a special performance by Los Angeles band Leftover Cuties in addition to the fun drinks. “It was a memorable evening, I had fun mixing organic hone with Piscología, learning about bees and educating a friendly group of people about pisco,” said Tanya Talampas, Marketing and Events Coordinator of Piscología”

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Pesticides (from the Ocean Friendly Gardens - book

Pesticides, like other residential flotsam, are swept off our properties during periods of rain and over-irrigation. These pesticides pose a threat to aquatic life and ground water supplies. Yet every landscape has pests: unwanted weeds, bugs, and animals. How you perceive and manage these pests determines, in part, the amount of pesticides swept off your property. A gardener practicing CPR may be more lenient with some pests, may seek less toxic alternatives for others, and may change the composition of their landscape to deter particularly destructive and determined pests.

Listed below are a variety of plants that either repel unwanted bugs, or attract beneficial insects, all of which reduces the need for pesticides.
Yarrow, Ornamental Allium, Chives, Angelica, Southernwood, Wormwood, Borage, Coreopsis, Cilantro, Buckwheat, Garlic, Lavender, Lemon balm, Pennyroyal, Spearmint, Rosemary, Blue Elderberry, Santolina, Mexican Marigold, Marigold

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Thank you Honeybees!

Submissions from Wildwood Elementary School (2nd grade class)
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.323618730985221.97203.233739609973134&type=1

Email us your ”Thank you” to the honeybees and we will add it to our album
info@honeylove.org (ALL ages welcome!!) 

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Photos from HoneyLove’s Yellow Tie Event 2011 
Click here to view on: FACEBOOK / SNAPFISH

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DIY: Moisturizer

Ingredients: 1/2 cup olive oil, 2 tablespoons of organic beeswax, 1 cup of tepid water
(Optional: Essential of your choice for scent, about 10 drop)

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