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April 17, 2013

In spite of being relatively pesticide-free compared to big agriculture, Los Angeles still uses an alarming amount of consumer-level pesticides that pollute our soil and waterways and affect our already poor air quality. Consumer products are often harmful to pollinators like the honey bee and yet they do not have to be labeled as such. HoneyLove's vision for 2050 is of a pesticide-free Los Angeles, achieved through grass-roots campaigning and led by beekeepers in each of LA's 95 communities. We believe that by creating educated urban beekeepers we're also creating stakeholders in our communities who can represent our concerns about pesticides. It is our belief that by training and educating beekeepers as ambassadors of the pesticide-free Los Angeles message, we can begin to tackle this enormous problem one household at a time, one lawn at a time, one school at a time.

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  • Lindsey Smith

    Very cool idea HoneyLove! I didn't even know pesticides could harm soil, waterways, and air quality. Thanks for bringing an important issue into the light.

    • honeylove

      Our pleasure! Thank you for your support Lindsey!

    • honeylove

      Of course!! Thank you!!

  • bisquiat

    Another informative link on the topic. "Bees are essential to modern agriculture. There is no replacing them, no substitute of any meaningful kind. The E.P.A. has sent a team to central California — where more than 1.6 million hives are needed every spring — for “discussions.” That is not remotely good enough. The agency must conduct an immediate analysis of neonicotinoids. The manufacturers’ bland assurances seem empty in the face of this long-term die-off of these beneficial creatures."

  • Amana Nova

    Honey Love's commitment to protection our environment is impressive. This is one of the most important issues we are facing today. Please save our environment, and save your children's future.