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Happy St. Gobnait’s Day!

St. Gobnait

St. Gobnait – Patron Saint of Bees and Beekeepers
The tall statue pictured above is of St. Gobnait in southwest Ireland (erected in the 1950s).
She appears with a nun’s habit standing on a bee hive surrounded by bees. [Featured art by sleekitbeastie]

 

“Saint Gobnait’s Day is Feb 11th is still celebrated by the community of Ballyvourney, in County Cork. During a Mass at the well, everyone takes water from it.

Gobnait (Gobnet, Gobhnet, Gobnaid, Gobnata, or Gobnatae), was born in County Clare, Ireland, sometime in the 5th or 6th century. Gobnait is Irish for Abigail (“Brings Joy”). As the patron saint of beekeepers, her name also has been anglicized as Deborah, meaning ‘Honey Bee’…

One of the miracles attributed to Saint Gobnait was that she protected a parish by unleashing a swarm of bees… She had a strong relationship with bees and used the properties of honey in the treatment of illness and healing of wounds.”

[via nbba.wordpress.com]

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BOOK: “Gardening For Geeks”

Awesome NEW BOOK coming out featuring HONEYLOVE  !!!
PRE-ORDER HERE –> “Gardening For Geeks” by Christy Wilhelmi aka Gardenerd

Gardening for Geeks

BOOK: “Gardening for Geeks” by Christy Wilhelmi

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HoneyLove Outreach @ Canfield School

HoneyLove outreach with three classes of curious, polite, awesome 2nd graders.
KIDS’ FAVORITE TOPIC OF CHOICE TODAY: bee poop… hahaha

Canfield School Outreach

Canfield School Outreach

Canfield School Outreach

Canfield School Outreach

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Moving in to our new office today!

Moving in to our NEW OFFICE today!! 

HoneyLove 
5950 W. Jefferson Blvd. #8 
Los Angeles, California 90016  

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HONEYLOVE NEWSLETTER: JANUARY 2013

Click here to view HoneyLove’s January 2013 Newsletter

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How are dying bees affecting our lives

How Are Dying Bees Affecting Our Lives? via nationalgeographic.com

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“Bee” 
3d animated short by Vladimir Loginov

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HoneyLove.org featured in this year’s Edible Flowers 2013 Calendar

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i ? bees

- Bees pollinate 80% of the world’s plants including over 90 different food crops. 
- 1 out of every 3 or 4 bites of food you eat is thanks to the bees. 
- The honey bee is responsible for $15 billion in U.S. agricultural crops each year.
- The honey bee is the only insect that produces food eaten by man.

To learn more about bees and URBAN BEEKEEPING… visit HoneyLove.org ?!!!

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PHOTO: Bee rescue / Cut-out from a storage box Ocean View Farms

Heading to a new home today, thanks to HoneyLove.org
-
Christy Wilhelmi [aka Gardenerd]

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