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.
12640 N Little Tujunga
Angeles Nat’l Forest CA 91342
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.
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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Bennett’s Honey Farm
3176 Hwy 126
Fillmore, CA 93015
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.
Kirk’s Urban Bees
750 Silverlake Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
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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