Bill’s Bees

Best Local Honey, August 2008

Former aerospace engineer Bill Lewis recently turned his beekeeping hobby into a full-time profession. Today, in the foothills of Lake View Terrace, Bill’s Bees churns out a blissfully light and sweet orange blossom honey harvested from flowering citrus. Unlike most commercial honeys, these are unheated and unfiltered to preserve their natural flavor and enzymes (except in the case of the rich, dark, caramelized honey, Bill’s answer to molasses). Bill’s Bees is available at the Santa Monica, South Pasadena, Montrose, and Sierra Madre farmers’ markets.