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Honeylove succeeds in creating beekeeping buzz in Silver Lake

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Honeylove's pressing council by council for legalized beekeeping.

Last night, Silver Lake joined the growing ranks of L.A.'s neighborhood councils that favor legalized beekeeping. Mar Vista, Del Rey, Greater Griffith Park, South Robertson, and Silver Lake have each now signed on to resolutions supporting "the legalization of urban beekeeping in Los Angeles and urges all City of Los Angeles Council Members to direct the City Planning Department to revise codes to allow residents to keep honeybees as part of an effort to ensure theĀ survival of this vital species."

In its statement of support, the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council cited "increased pollination of backyard fruit trees, a healthier environment and a microbusiness opportunity for LosĀ Angeles residents." Reason against: "Approximately 2 percent of the population has the susceptibility to anaphylactic shock caused by bee venom which can be life threatening and necessitate emergency treatment."

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