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Bill's Bees

Bill Lewis

tel: 818.312.1691

Market Days:

Saturday - Downtown

County of Production: Los Angeles, Tulare
Years Farming: since 1970 


Winter: honey, pollen, beeswax, almond blossom harvest, eucalyptus harvest
Spring: honey, pollen, beeswax, orange blossom harvest, sage wildflower harvest, avocado blossom harvest, blueberry blossom harvest
Summer: honey, pollen, beeswax, wildflower harvest, buckwheat harvest, cotton blossom harvest, sometimes lavender blossom    
Fall: honey, pollen, beeswax

Farm History:

I started keeping honey bees in the Boy Scouts in 1970. Then I abandoned my bees in my parents' backyard, went off to college and earned a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering. I moved to CA in 1980 and worked in the Aerospace Industry for 10 years. In 1991, I quit Aerospace for a maintenance job on a ranch that brought me back outdoors and the bees found me again by moving into the wall of my house.  I adopted these bees and 10 colonies found abandoned on the neighbors' property. With those I have grown to close to 400 colonies with many ups and downs. 

I think Warren Buffett said it best: "You have achieved success when you can't tell the difference between work and play."

Market Schedule

Open Rain or Shine



The Saturday Downtown Market will be closed following Thanksgiving, November 28, 2020, please visit our other Saturday market in Virginia Avenue Park.  

Check back for 2020 winter holiday closures in November.

Wednesday Downtown

Arizona Avenue
(between 4th & Ocean)
8:00am - 1:00pm

Saturday Downtown

Arizona Avenue
(between 4th and 2nd Streets)
8:00am - 1:00pm

Saturday Virginia Ave. Park

2200 Virginia Avenue
(Pico Blvd. @ Cloverfield Blvd.)
8:00am - 1:00pm

Sunday Main St.

2640 Main Street
(in Heritage Square)


Bring Your Own Bag (BYOB)!

No live animals are allowed in Farmers Markets 
Chapter 8, Article 6, Section 114259.5



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