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No Zoning Laws, No Problem? Think Again. Faced with no legal right to keep their bees, beekeepers in Cumming, Ga. are working to get a new law on the books.

“Nicholas Weaver, a resident of Cumming, Ga., did everything right before becoming a backyard beekeeper. The then-13-year-old spoke with his neighbors to make sure they wouldn’t mind some new, buzzing tenants on his family’s property. He went to town meetings and asked if the city had rules about beekeeping. Finally, he checked the local zoning laws himself, just to be sure he was in the clear — and when he discovered that his town and its county, Forsyth, had no zoning regulations for non-commercial beekeepers, he figured his bees wouldn’t be a problem.

For 11 years, Weaver was right… But one evening last August, he came home to find a note tacked to his door with a request to call the county government. That’s when he discovered that even if his community had no official city or county guidelines about backyard beekeeping, he could still be forced to give up his hives. Citing an anonymous complaint, the county gave him five days to relocate his bees…”

SIGN THEIR PETITION!!

[click here to read the full article on urbanfarmonline.com]

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“Art is the stored honey of the human soul” -Theodore Dreiser

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Gilligan’s Island, The Honey Bees: You Need Us

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Beeswax Bottles Candle Set
Recycled Wood Beehouse
Cast Stone Bee Skep

Bee Tumbler

The Beekeeper’s Bible

Honeycomb Stick

Chalkboard Honey Pot

Worker B Treatment Stick

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Old School…. Beekeeping in the Thirties!
(North of Scotland College of Agriculture Beekeeping)

Want more? Click here —-> 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

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All-natural honey from remote apiaries in the dense woodlands of Galicia, Spain. “Abella” means bee in Gallego, the language spoken in the region, where this pure, raw, unfiltered honey is handcrafted by beekeepers using age-old artisan techniques.

3 varieties: Abella Honey with Royal Jelly, Pollen, or Propolis

[click here to learn more about Abella Honey from therogerscollection.com]

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Honeycomb iPhone Skins by Her Majesty’s Secret Beekeeper in San Francisco
**hardwood veneers treated with a beeswax-based finish

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VIDEO: Hannah and Her Sisters – A Portrait of Urban Bee Keeping

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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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?”ANALOG LIVING” featuring HoneyLove @ Crash Space – 12/1/11 in Culver City, CA

“Analog Living is a series of lectures and workshops focusing on self-sufficiency and the do-it-yourself spirit. Topics will include off-the-grid living, urban homesteading, sustainability, and cultivating an alternative mindset toward consumerism and our way of life.

Our new series ANALOG LIVING kicks off with Rob & Chelsea McFarland, co-founders of HoneyLove.org – a local non-profit conservation organization with a mission to protect the honeybees and inspire and educate new urban beekeepers. Hear the latest buzz on the honeybee situation and how to get involved.”

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