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LA City Council takes step to allow urban beekeeping

Urban Beekeeping

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In this photo taken Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, Sweet Bee Removal professional beekeeper, Tyson Kaiser, expands a beehive hosted on the roof of a home in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles City Council will vote Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 whether to begin the process of granting urban bees legal residency in residential areas after a lengthy lobbying effort from bee lovers of all stripes. The vote comes against the backdrop of colony collapse disorder, a worrisome die-off of honeybees that has captured the attention of environmentalists and farmers worldwide.

Yesterday, the LA city council voted unanimously to allow beekeeping in the city, which, as you can imagine, has created some buzz. For more, we're joined by Rob McFarland, He’s a beekeeper in L.A. and co-founder of Honey Love.


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