Bill's Bees: 10,000 Bees Beard With Rhett & Link on Good Mythical Morning

"A guy named Bill put 10,000 Bees on my face."

Rhett & Link, hosts of Good Mystical Morning, the daily morning comedy talk show, head off to Bill's Bees Bee Yard to see if they'd be good candidates as beekeepers.

"Two crazy guys came to visit one day and wanted me to put bees on their face,” says Bill Lewis of Bill’s Bees. “Okay!!!” Bill's Bees does most anything to help the bees!

Also on board was Rob McFarland of HoneyLove

Honey Love: "Need Your Help Honey Lovers"

"Please spread the word to all of our members, beekeepers, and friends of bees to support this effort ASAP.  Any $ going to any group that works for bees will help all of us beekeepers.  The more votes they get the better.  HoneyLove does an awesome job on educating new beekeepers and many non-beekeepers just interested in doing something good for the environment.  This is an important group to collaborate with in our efforts to get more favorable pesticide labeling and forage for bees."

Bill Lewis, President of the California State Beekeepers Association
Past President Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association 

The following is from HoneyLove    By Chelsea McFarland    June 10, 2014

Small favor to ask of you. Please vote for us? HoneyLove is up for a $50k grant, a sum which would help ensure we can keep our efforts going. The catch is we have to harass everyone we know (and everyone THEY know) into casting their vote. 
Right now we're the underdogs in a battle with a cat rescue org in NY, and could really use this community's help. Cats on the internet are a formidable opponent, but I'm confident the hive mind will win in the end. Rob and I do what we do out of passion and on a volunteer basis, but our programs do have real costs and we proudly employ three part time employees. This grant would go a long way toward ensuring we can continue to do what we do serving the beekeeping community of Los Angeles and beyond.

Please help us by sharing on facebook/twitter/email — we can't do this without your help! Thanks!! YAY BEES!!

(you have to like zipcar's facebook page to vote)         

Learn more about the contest here:


Bill and Rob Go To The Almonds!!!

Rob McFarland from HoneyLove went up with Bill Lewis, President of the California State Beekeepers Association, past president of the Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association, and owner of Bill's Bees to the Almond Orchards in Bakersfield.  What an amazing adventure! There is so much to learn about bees, beekeeping, and the Joy of it All! 



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Bee Fans Try to Get Los Angeles to Allow Hives in Residential Areas

By John Hoeffel    (Los Angeles Times)    July 14, 2012

Rob and Chelsea McFarland are leading an effort to make beekeeping legal in Los Angeles. They have won the support of Councilman Bill Rosendahl and eight neighborhood councils so far.

Rob McFarland was in his florally vivacious backyard, tending his vegetable plot, when he noticed some honeybees buzzing around a tree. A few minutes later some bees had become tens of thousands.

"The sky was sort of darkened out," he recalled. "It was kind of a presence that I couldn't ignore."

McFarland, a social media entrepreneur and avid gardener, was intrigued by honeybees and aware that hives have been dying from a mysterious cause labeled colony collapse disorder.
"I knew enough about honeybees to know they were in real trouble...Read more...

Rob and Chelsea McFarland started HoneyLove, a Los Angeles based non-profit conservation organization with a mission to protect the honeybees and inspire and educate new urban beekeepers. Contact

Support HoneyLove and Bees on the Radio (KPFK 90.7FM) 6/28/12 3PM

HoneyLove is a local group working to legalize beekeeping in Los Angeles

This THURSDAY 6/28/12 @ 3PM HoneyLove will be featured in an interview on KPFK 90.7 FM the show is called "Focus On Food"!

It would be amazing if people could call in to the station after the show and comment in support of HoneyLove's legalization efforts for urban beekeeping and how we need more shows like "Focus on Food!"

Also, on the same day (Thursday 6/28) if anyone lives down by El Segundo... HoneyLove was selected to receive a 5% donation by Whole Foods Market for the entire day (7am-10pm) at the El Segundo store. This is their first big grant and it would be wonderful if you could "buzz" about it: