July 14th, 2012
Thank you SO much to everyone who came all the way out to our Bee-Day @ the HoneyLove Sanctuary!! What an amazing crew of HoneyLovers we have!! 
We brought up a rain barrel, and planted some California Native BEE-friendly plants (from Matilija Nursery). We branded and painted 9 medium supers (bee-boxes) with linseed oil, and made starter strips for all of the boxes’ frames… and we cleared and leveled out spots to better situate our hives for some hands-on mentoring!!! 
More photos coming soon!!

Thank you SO much to everyone who came all the way out to our Bee-Day @ the HoneyLove Sanctuary!! What an amazing crew of HoneyLovers we have!!
 

We brought up a rain barrel, and planted some California Native BEE-friendly plants (from Matilija Nursery). We branded and painted 9 medium supers (bee-boxes) with linseed oil, and made starter strips for all of the boxes’ frames… and we cleared and leveled out spots to better situate our hives for some hands-on mentoring!!!
 

More photos coming soon!!

July 8th, 2012

WATCH: Bee Swarm(s) on a Treasure Chest 
[via BeeGirl]

July 6th, 2012

Thank you so much to everyone who came out last week for our 5% day at Whole Foods!! 

June 28th, 2012

TUNE IN TODAY @ 3PM ♥!!!(Thursday 6/28/12)
HONEYLOVE is being interviewed on KPFK 90.7 FM @FocusOnFoodFM

If you missed the show… here is the link to hear it ♥!!! http://archive.kpfk.org/mp3/kpfk_120628_150030focusfood.MP3

June 25th, 2012
Lavender & Honey Cupcakes
Ingredients: 1 cup (2 sticks) sweet butter, softened1 cup superfine sugar2 cups self-rising flour4 eggs1 tsp vanilla extract1 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]

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]

June 22nd, 2012
ONE YEAR AGO TODAY we started our first petition on Change.org to convince Mar Vista Community Council to support urban beekeeping!! Since that victory in November of last year, a total of 7 Community Councils within Los Angeles (Mar Vista, Del Rey, Greater Griffith Park, South Robertson, Silver Lake, Hollywood United, and Atwater Village) have voted in support of our efforts to legalize urban beekeeping in LA! And last month we received our first official Motion from Los Angeles Councilman Bill Rosendahl to begin the process at a city level! Please help us to LEGALIZE URBAN BEEKEEPING IN LOS ANGELES by adding your name to our PETITION (you do not need to live in Los Angeles to sign)!!http://www.change.org/petitions/legalize-urban-beekeeping-in-los-angeles-2THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!! Visit HoneyLove.org to find out how to get involved!!

ONE YEAR AGO TODAY we started our first petition on Change.org to convince Mar Vista Community Council to support urban beekeeping!!

Since that victory in November of last year, a total of 7 Community Councils within Los Angeles (Mar Vista, Del Rey, Greater Griffith Park, South Robertson, Silver Lake, Hollywood United, and Atwater Village) have voted in support of our efforts to legalize urban beekeeping in LA! And last month we received our first official Motion from Los Angeles Councilman Bill Rosendahl to begin the process at a city level! 

Please help us to LEGALIZE URBAN BEEKEEPING IN LOS ANGELES by adding your name to our PETITION (you do not need to live in Los Angeles to sign)!!
http://www.change.org/petitions/legalize-urban-beekeeping-in-los-angeles-2

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!! Visit HoneyLove.org to find out how to get involved!!

June 20th, 2012

THRASHLAB VIDEO: "Urban Beekeeping | Subculture Club"
Featuring Kirk Anderson / Backwards Beekeepers and HONEYLOVE!!

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June 10th, 2012

Upcoming HoneyLove Events!

6/12 (Tues): Pacific Palisades 7pm-9pm
6/16 
(Sat): Sherman Oaks 10am-12pm
6/16 (Sat): El Segundo 2pm-4pm
6/23 (Sat): West LA 11am-1pm
6/24 
(Sun): Venice 11am-2pm
6/29 (Fri): Santa Monica 2-3pm
6/30 (Sat): Tarzana
6/30 (Sat): Come get buzzed with us at Fraiche in Santa Monica 6-10pm