The MVCC Green Tent at the Mar Vista Farmers Market
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
HoneyLove, June 2
Husband and wife team Rob and Chelsea McFarland started HoneyLove.org as a nonprofit conservation organization with a mission to protect the honeybees and inspire and educate new urban beekeepers.
Starting with our very own Mar Vista Community Council, HoneyLove has led the charge to legalize urban beekeeping in Los Angeles. With now 14 of Los Angeles' community councils on board, a motion to the full city from Councilmember Bill Rosendahl, and over 5,000 signatures, we are closer than ever to making urban beekeeping in Los Angeles a reality!
"A mysterious malady that has been killing honeybees en masse for several years appears to have expanded drastically in the last year, commercial beekeepers say, wiping out 40 percent or even 50 percent of the hives needed to pollinate many of the nation’s fruits and vegetables." - NY Times (March 2013)
According to the USDA, about one-third of our food is thanks to the work of bees, making CCD one of the broadest environmental and food security challenges of our time. Stop by the tent to find out more about the honey bee situation, and how we all can help in our very own backyards!