like Facebook follow Twitter watch YouTube subscribe RSS Feed
Tag Archives | yellow

Lavender & Honey Cupcakes


Ingredients: 

1 cup (2 sticks) sweet butter, softened
1 cup superfine sugar
2 cups self-rising flour
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup cream cheese, softened (for frosting)
1.5 cups confectioner’s sugar, sifted (for frosting)
1/3 cup honey (for frosting)
Blue food coloring (for frosting)
2 tbsp dried lavender flowers (for frosting) 


Directions:

Preheat the oven to 400° F (200° C). Place 18 paper baking cups in muffin pans. Combine all the cupcake ingredients in a medium bowl and beat with an electric beater until smooth and pale, about 2 to 3 minutes. Spoon the batter into the cups. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove pans from the oven and cool for 5 minutes. Then remove the cupcakes and cool on a rack.

For the frosting, beat the cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar in a medium bowl with an electric mixer, until light and creamy. Beat in the honey and a few drops of the food coloring. Stir in half the lavender flowers.

Spread the frosting onto cupcakes and sprinkle with the reserved lavender flowers.
 

[iVillage.com]

Read full story · Posted in Recipes

Top 5 cities that LIKE HoneyLove on Facebook:

- Los Angeles, California, USA
- Kathmandu, Nepal
- Colombo, Sri Lanka
- Santiago, Chile
- Jakarta, Java, Indonesia

Click here to view the full map!!

Read full story · Posted in Uncategorized

Hank D. and the Bee by Joe Mohr

Read full story · Posted in Uncategorized

Come Get Buzzed with HoneyLove @ Fraiche in Santa Monica!
June 30th @ 6pm!

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/317878618295417/
Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/HoneyLove/events/66985152/

*Event sponsored by Whole Foods Market, Santa Monica Wilshire & 5th

Read full story · Posted in Uncategorized

HoneyLove Outreach @ Whole Foods Market El Segundo – 6/16/12

[click here to see more photos]

Read full story · Posted in Uncategorized

Thursday, JUNE 28TH!!
5% Day Supporting HONEYLOVE ?!!!

SHOP ON THIS DAY AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE!! 5% of Whole Foods Market El Segundo’s net sales will be donated to HoneyLove. HoneyLove is a 501(c)3 non-profit conservation organization with a mission to protect the honey bees and inspire and educate new urban beekeepers. To find out more, please visit their website at http://honeylove.org/

Customers are encouraged to support Bee Awareness by wearing black & yellow. Everyone who shows their support will be entered into a raffle to win fun bee-inspired prizes. DRESS LIKE A BEE this day, and get LUNCH ON WHOLE FOODS (up to $10)!!
 

MEETUP: meetup.com/HoneyLove/events/69337922/
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/events/425487094149635/


ADDRESS: 760 South Sepulveda Blvd., El Segundo, CA

Read full story · Posted in Uncategorized

VICTORY IN REDONDO BEACH, CALIFORNIA!!
by Ed Garcia

Before last night’s city council meeting, bees were categorized as a de-facto “nuisance” by the municipal code. Last night that changed :) A group of BBK’s came to the city council meeting to support my petition for a permit allowing me to keep a hive and in a team effort we were able to persuade the city council to get with the times and allow individuals to keep bees. Thank you all so much for making this happen. 

After a very lengthy meeting that started at 6PM, our issue finally came to the floor at nearly 10 PM. Representatives from Redondo Beach Animal Control summarized their position which was formally submitted in a 12 page report. In essence they were agreeable to granting the permit subject to a variety of requirements, including the approval of my neighbors. 

Then it was our turn. Members of the city council asked a variety of questions that we were able to answer based on the knowledge that we’ve absorbed through BBK and our individual experiences with the bees. It all wrapped nicely at the end when the city council unanimously agreed to adopt the measure that in essence removed bees from the list of “nuisances” and allowed individuals to keep bees. Additionally, the city council agreed to remove the requirement of “approval by neighbors” and even to lower the fee for the permit that was proposed by animal control. In all I would say it was a victory for all beekeepers. 

I would like to acknowledge all the support and guidance provided by Kirk, the use of the material compiled by Rob and Chelsea [HoneyLove] and the fine example they set with their efforts in Mar Vista, the enthusiasm and participation of Susan, Roberta, Dennis and Randy. You guys Rock!

Read full story · Posted in Uncategorized

Click above to view HoneyLove’s June 2012 Newsletter!!

and… click here to subscribe to HoneyLove’s Mailing List

Read full story · Posted in Uncategorized

HONEYLOVER OF THE MONTH: Susan
BEES RESCUED FROM: Water Meter in Marina del Rey!
 

SUSAN: “I am thoroughly enchanted with the bee world—-its history, organization, evolution with mankind, and tenacity in the city. Now, everywhere I go I talk about bees and beekeeping and converse with others about the importance of bees. I love how the bees complete a relationship I already had with botany and plants, food and animals—-a wider world all connected.”

ROB (HoneyLove): “One of the things I love most about beekeeping is mentoring new-bees and getting to watch them fall in love with bees. It makes you fall in love all over again. Getting to experience this with Susan was especially great due to her tremendous passion, and capacity to learn and innovate. She has been one of the most active HoneyLovers, joining us at a spectrum of events, from our 2011 National Honey Bee Awareness Day, to our Honey Tasting workshop. Since then, Susan has been seen buzzing all over town, rescuing bees from every conceivable location and situation. I’m proud to say that Susan has become a tremendous beekeeper, mentor, and HoneyLover.”
 

Click here to see photos from SUSAN’S FIRST BEE RESCUE!

Read full story · Posted in Uncategorized

HoneyLove featured in Sunset Magazine ?!!!
June 2012 

Read full story · Posted in Uncategorized