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LA Abuzz About Push
For Urban Beekeeping

Associated Press, by Gillian Flaccus

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Posted By:MissMolly, 2/12/2014 4:30:16 AM

LOS ANGELES -- For the past three years, Rob McFarland has kept a beehive filled with 25,000 bees on the roof of his house smack in the middle of West Los Angeles. The bees occupy some prime real estate - they even have a view of the Hollywood sign - but for now, they are illegal squatters in the trendy neighborhood of bars and eateries near Santa Monica. On Wednesday, the City Council will vote on whether to begin the process of granting bees like McFarland´s legal status in LA´s residential areas after a lengthy lobbying effort from bee lovers of all

      


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Posted By: MissMolly- 2/26/2014 2:22:30 PM     Post Reply
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