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Where To Find Local And Unique Honey

September 4, 2013 6:00 AM

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(credit: JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)

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(credit: Flickr user dnhoshor)

It’s Honey Month! In honor of the little worker bees everywhere that work their lives away to make the golden nectar, we’re featuring some great places to score some local honey.

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(credit: billsbees.com)

Bill’s Bees

12640 N Little Tujunga
Angeles Nat’l Forest CA 91342
billsbees.com

One of LA’s most popular honey suppliers, Bill’s Bees offers up 100 percent raw honey. Bill’s Bees travel around the country pollinating tired crops and have also served in the entertainment industry on many occasions. Famous or not, these little bees make some good caramelized wildflower honey. Find them at a market near you: Montrose Farmer’s Market, Temple City Farmers Market, Kaiser Farmers Market at Barnsdall Park, South Pasadena Farmers Market, Thousand Oaks Farmers Market, Burbank Farmers Market, Pasadena Farmers Market, and Santa Monica Farmers Market.

(credit: Backyard Bees)

(credit: Backyard Bees)

Backyard Bees

backyardbees.net

Backyard Bees specializes in honeybee rescue and rehab as well as their fabulous honey products. Local artisan honey is taken from the hive by hand, gravity strained, and is unfiltered. In addition to raw honey, Backyard Bees makes honey cream, bee balm, and lip wax. Their products are for sale on their website or at local Whole Foods locations.

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(credit: bennetthoney.com)

Bennett’s Honey Farm

3176 Hwy 126
Fillmore, CA 93015
(805) 521-1375
bennetthoney.com

Bennett’s Honey Farm features 100 percent raw gourmet honey in a wide variety of flavors including avocado, buckwheat, cactus, clover, orange, sage, eucalyptus, and wildflower. Make a day trip of driving to the solar-powered honey tasting room, open seven days a week.

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(credit: kirksurbanbees.com)

Kirk’s Urban Bees

750 Silverlake Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(323) 646-9651
kirksurbanbees.com

Recommended by LA’s Backwards Beekeepers, a group of organic, treatment-free beekeepers in LA, Kirk’s is completely free of pesticides, chemicals, or treatments of any kind. With hives in a variety of neighborhoods all across urban Los Angeles, each batch of honey offers up unique flavorings.

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Katie Bodell is the Blog Editor for Trekaroo, the largest family travel website in the U.S. She is also a freelance writer, a happy wife to her best friend, and a mom to three sweet California girls. See more on: Trekaroo | CheapOair | Google+ | Twitter.

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