We produce RAW honey from chemical-free wildflowers (NO pesticides and NO fertilizers are applied in the bees' gathering area). The bees are located in the Angeles National Forest in northern Los Angeles County, CA. Black Button Sage and Buckwheat are the two primary wildflower honeys produced by Bill's Bees. We take our bees to almond orchards during the bloom in February to help with almond pollination. In some years there is enough almond blossom honey to harvest, a unique honey with a 'tangy' flavor. We also take bees to orange tree orchards in the CA citrus belt during the bloom in April and produce cut comb honey during the sage bloom. These honeys are all unique and difficult to find in your typical grocery store. We also make handmade beeswax soaps, lip balm, lotion bars, and candles.
Our new notoriety: Bill's Bees was featured in the August 2008 issue of "Los Angeles Magazine", "Best of LA" issue for "Best Local Honey".
Outlook for 2013 harvests is grim. Rainfall totals are way down. This translates into poor harvests from the local mountains. We are hopeful for good harvests from Orange and Avocado orchards. Keeping our fingers crossed for more rain and ok harvest from the local mountains in June and July.
1) South Pasadena Farmers Market
Located on Meridian where it intersects Mission
Thursday 4-8pm; except Jan. & Feb. 3-7pm
2) Santa Monica Farmers Market
Located on Arizona St. where it intersects 3rd St.
3)Montrose Farmers Market
Located on Honolulu St. at Oceanview Blvd.
4)Pasadena Farmers Market
Located at Victory Park, Sierra Madre Blvd.
5)Kaiser Farmers Market(Barnsdell Park)
Located at 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles
6)Thousand Oaks Market
Located at Oaks Shopping Center
7)Burbank Farmers Market, Located at corner of Orange Grove & 3rd St., Saturdays, 8a-12:30p
8)Temple City Farmers Market, Located at 9701 Las Tunas Blvd., Temple City, Sundays, 8:30a-1p
9)Glendale Farmers Market, Located behind: 209 North Louise St. (First Baptist Church parking lot), Glendale,
Thursdays, 9am-1:30pm,(New Location as of 1/9/14)
10)College of the Canyons Farmers Market,
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road(Parking Lot 5)
Valencia, Sundays, 8:30am - 12:00 noon
I love the Bill's Bees chapstick! My roommate and I found this group at a local farmers market and tried out two different kinds of their lip balm- we're both hooked!
If you think you tried honey by the ones at the supermarket....you REALLY havnt tried honey. This honey taste completely different for some reason...I love it and swear by it. My family loves this too!
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This is some of the most delicious honey I have ever purchased at a farmer's market. The wildflower flavors are very unique yet not overpowering. We love eating it on bread and with fresh fruit and yogurt.... [more]