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Almond joy! – Victory for bees -

With little fanfare, pesticide manufacturer Bayer has asked California regulators to limit the use of one of their most profitable products, imidacloprid...

Imidacloprid belongs to a class of systemic, neurotoxic pesticides known to be particularly toxic to honey bees: neonicotinoids. As systemics, they permeate the plant from the roots up and are expressed in pollen, nectar and guttation droplets (like pesticide dew).

Bad for bees, bad for almonds

New research suggests that even in very small doses, neonicotinoids create big problems for bees. Imidacloprid likely weakens their immune systems and, in combination with other threats like parasites, contributes to the alarming decline in bee populations termed “Colony Collapse Disorder.”

…through a recent public records request, PAN obtained evidence of Bayer’s request to remove the product in 2010. The EPA has little experience with voluntary withdrawl of a pesticide, so the agency has been slow to fulfill Bayer’s request. But it’s likely that a victory for bees — along with almond growers and beekeepers — is imminent.

[click here to read the full article on panna.org]

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HoneyLove Cake!

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Legalize Urban Beekeeping in Los Angeles!!

Please sign our BRAND NEW PETITION for ALL OF LOS ANGELES!!
http://www.change.org/petitions/legalize-urban-beekeeping-in-los-angeles-2

VIDEO: HoneyLove.org at the Mar Vista Farmer’s Market – Los Angeles, CA

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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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Join us for HoneyLove’s FREE Harvest Workshop!!!
Saturday, January 14th (4-5:30pm)
@ Cafe Brasil: 11736 West Washington Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90066

For more details visit our event page on facebook or meetup
SEE YOU THERE!!!

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“bee sweet. bring your own towel.

PeopleTowels – the on-the-go, sustainable alternative to paper towels.

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Photo: honey :: bears (by reny :: honey)

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Photo: Honey Bee (by choimet)

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VIDEO: Beekeeping in the city
Mateo Rutherford shows us the bees in his Berkeley (CA) backyard, the recycled hive boxes (out of scrap lumber) and the very important water source for their bees (an old hot tub).

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VIDEO: Guerrilla grafters: splicing fruit onto a city’s trees

The Guerrilla Grafters are a group of San Franciscans who believe urban trees are a precious thing to waste on simple flowers. Their goal is to graft- albeit illegally- fruit bearing branches onto non-fruit bearing fruit trees, in hopes that over time the cities ornamental trees can provide food for residents free of charge.

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