VIDEO: Hannah and Her Sisters – A Portrait of Urban Bee Keeping
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!!
“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.”
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”
“Maybe if you just told us where you found the nectar”
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
Help us save the honey bees!!
Your contribution directly supports the educational outreach, community action and advocacy efforts to protect the health and well-being of honey bees. HoneyLove is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. Your donation is 100% tax-deductible.