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Cello music for hives

On a beautiful Indian Summer Sunday, Cellist Jordan Hamilton offers a winter blessing for the hives—Enjoy! 

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Heat and collapsing honey combs

by HoneyLover Susan Rudnicki

The weather this summer in the LA basin has been record-breaking hot. These prolonged conditions stress the bees trying to maintain the proper temperature in their hives. They normally coat the insides of the hive bodies with water they gather, and fanning with their wings, induce a “swamp cooler” air conditioning.

I have seen the entire front of hives covered with bees trying to stay out of the interior—even great clumps of bees hanging from the front porch landing area. All this heat has caused the honey combs in two of my larger hives to fall out of the frames and fold over. It is quite the mess. Clearly, this trend of hotter, longer summers is being predicted by climate scientists, so something needs to be done to help the bees vent the heat.

I have fitted each hive with a wood framed, screened top board that fits under the regular migratory top. By turning the migratory top over (upside down) the cleats will create a shaded, one inch air space to relieve the bees’ heat issue and not expose them to direct light. Very many more bees are now back inside their hives, instead of hanging out on the front.

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RESULTS from HoneyLove 3rd Annual Honey Tasting!

1st Place: Raw Urban Honey – Culver City, CA
2nd Place: Tupelo Raw Honey – Savannah, GA
3rd Place: Organic Blue Borage Honey – New Zealand
4th Place: Zick’s Orange Blossom Raw Honey


View more photos below!

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Biodynamic Apiculture and Alternative Hives Workshop

Thanks to everyone who came out for our Biodynamic Apiculture and Alternative Hives Workshop!

Click here to sign up for our monthly newsletter and see the full write up from our workshop!

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WATCH: How to capture a swarm of honey bees

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WATCH: “Killing Bees — Are Government And Industry Responsible?”


Earth Focus Episode 44 via Link TV

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WATCH: Swarm + Abri van Straten

Abri van Straten (Lead singer, song writer and guitarist of The Lemmings)

True Blood Beekeepers

Last year, after an episode on HBO’s series True Blood where Bill (Stephen Moyer) said to Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten) “Oh good! The world needs more beekeepers!” the actors generously donated a few sweet items to our silent auction for our annual HoneyLove Yellow Tie Event!
Click here to read more about it on “The Vault”

True Blood Silent Auction

CLICK HERE to get tickets to this year’s YELLOW TIE EVENT (June 8th, 2013)!!

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Honeybees for the WIN! MVCC voted YES for urban beekeeping. Next up Los Angeles City Council, but for now, we celebrate :) Thank you for the massive support, none of this would be happening without YOU!!

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1993 Slovenia Moneta Coin Apis Mellifera

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Thank you Bill Rosendahl for your support in legalizing urban beekeeping!

If you haven’t signed our online petition yet – please click the link below and help us save the honeybees! (You do not need to live in Los Angeles to sign!)

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