National Honey Bee Day - August 16, 2014 10am-2pm

REMINDER: This Saturday is National Honeybee Day. Some of our LACBA members and many local beekeepers will be celebrating at HoneyLove's event, a Venice Beach Potluck. Join fellow beekeepers on Saturday, August 16, from 10am to 2pm by the lifeguard tower on Market Street near Venice Skatepark. Sounds like great fun! Come out and support the honeybees!!! There will be a group photo at noon.

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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