The Founders of HoneyLove
Husband and wife team Rob and Chelsea McFarland started HoneyLove as a nonprofit conservation organization with a mission to protect the honeybees and inspire and educate new urban beekeepers.
Ashley Fontenot (HoneyLove Director)
Ashley’s interest in issues of sustainability, ethics and FUN initially brought her to Honeylove’s door as a volunteer photographer. She also volunteers as a shutterbug for other causes including the Santa Monica Red Cross, and the Hear NOHO Music Festival. Ashley promotes an eat with care ethic and blogs about it at meatsnob.tumblr.com. She is an avid, albeit slow, runner, and an obnoxious cockeyed optimist. She splits her time between Los Angeles and Pine Mountain, CA with photographer hubby WB Fontenot and her photogenic puppy, Abigail Daffodil. Connect with her on twitter @wollypollyphoto and @MeatSnob.
Paul Hekimian (Honeylove Director)
Paul Hekimian is a 2nd generation beekeeper, a father of two and resides in Santa Monica California. He is an entrepreneur extraordinaire who prides himself on the “many hats he wears”: President of LATriClub.com, Owner of Paul’s Cheesecake, and Founder of Paulsitive to name a few!
Ceebs Bailey (HoneyLove Beekeeper / Factotum)
Ceebs is a writer in West L.A. who started out a few years ago with a modest tumbling composter outside the kitchen door and now has raised beds in the front yard, a flock of chickens and six beehives around the city. You can make contact at: ceebs[at]honeylove[dot]org
Kirk Anderson (HoneyLove Beekeeper)
Kirk is an internationally known organic beekeeper, bee rescuer, feral honey merchant, photographer, philosopher and HoneyLove Mentor Extraordinaire. He lives in Silver Lake but plans to save the whole world. You can find Kirk on Facebook.
George Langworthy (Honeylove Topanga Bee Sanctuary)
After inspiring millions to take up the fight to save the honey bee with his film Vanishing of the Bees, George began rescuing bees from circumstances where they might otherwise be exterminated. George is partnering with HoneyLove to create the Topanga BeeSanctuary which will provide a safe haven for rescued hives!
Kendra Tarte (Honeylove Office Manager)
Writer, Editor, and Communications Specialist with a technical background in digital media, design, marketing, administration, and data analysis. You can find Kendra on Linkedin here.
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