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  • 3rd Annual Honey Competition & Recipe Contest


    Celebrate National Honeybee Day

    In honor of our favorite pollinator, The Valley Hive will once again host its annual Honey Competition & Recipe Contest to celebrate National Honeybee Day on Sunday, August 12th from 4-7pm! Everyone is invited to attend and sample backyard honey from beekeepers all over Los Angeles and taste dishes made with honey.


    Come hungry and ready to party! Food and alcohol - made with our signature honey varieties- will be available for purchase.  Check out some local vendors and participate in crafts and activities for kids and adults alike. Check this page for more details to come.

    Backyard Beekeepers

    Show off your backyard honey by entering our honey competition and you may win the Grand Prize (which will be announced soon) and the esteem of Southern California beekeepers. Bring two  8oz jars of honey (an unlabeled jar and a labeled jar) to The Valley Hive by August 11th. The winner will be announced by the end of the day on August 12th. If you have questions about your submission, send us an email at 

    Cooking with Honey

    The Honey Chiffon Cake pictured above took home the grand prize in last year's recipe contest. The honey crumble topping was the winning touch that set this "sweet" dessert apart from all others. If you have a favorite honey recipe that you'd like to share, bring it to our event by 3:30pm on Sunday, August 12th.

    How to Enter

    To enter the honey competition/recipe contest, send an email to and we will send you an entry form. Participating in the contest is simple, and anyone can enter. If you would like to enter your backyard honey, bring two 8oz jars -- one labeled, one unlabeled -- to our shop before August 12th. No honey to share, but you'd like to be involved?  Cook or bake a honey dish and bring it to us by 11am on the day of the event. Before the event, our esteemed panel of judges will taste the entries and choose the winners.  Each labeled jar of honey will be raffled off and the proceeds will be donated to bee charity chosen by The Valley Hive.

    Download Entry Form

    An RSVP is not required, but helps us better plan for the event. To RSVP go to our Facebook Event Page.

  • Bloom Into Spring Event - Sunday, May 6th at The Valley Hive

    Join us on Sunday, May 6th for fun, food, and activities. Bring mom and receive a special gift!






     Bloom Into Spring

    Honeybees collect pollen and nectar from flowers. Flowers rely on bees for pollination. Beekeepers are an intricate part of this equation, as many agricultural crops are dependent on bees for fruit and vegetable production. Join us on Sunday, May 6th as we celebrate this connection and season of growth and rebirth!


    Did you know that bees need to visit 2 million flowers in order to make 1 pound of honey? Check out our Observation Hive - a fully functional hive encased in glass - and watch as bees come and go and communicate with the other bees inside of the hive. Sample raw, local honey and learn how bees create different flavors simply by the way they collect nectar from the plants.


    Get ready for Spring...make a flower pot for mom for Mothers Day! Plant some seeds and watch them grow! Learn what you can do in your garden to beautify any outdoor living space.

    Bloom LA

    The Valley Hive and Topanga Nursery are excited to announce our partnership with Bloom! BLOOM is an interactive, pop-up art show with nearly a dozen large-scale installation art pieces, spread out over 100,000 square feet of lush grass in Griffith Park on June 22, 23 & 24. Our friends from Bloom LA will be on hand to share information about their upcoming event and have planned a special interactive activity just for us!!

    Celebrate The Queen Bee

    Bring your mom to the event and she will receive a special gift from us. Take advantage of special Mother's Day savings throughout the store and in the nursery on Sunday, May 6th ONLY!

    Fun - Food - Activities

    Bloom Into Spring with us in bee-u-ti-ful historical Chatsworth.  Sip lemonade in the garden as you commune with nature. Enjoy learning more about the craft of beekeeping and participate in other Spring-like activities.

    Shop and Save

    No matter what time of year, saving money is always in season! Shop with us on Sunday, May 6th and save on specially selected items throughout our gift store and in the nursery.

    Happy Anniversary to Us

    We have now been at our new location in Chatsworth - at the corner of Topanga and Chatsworth- for an entire year. If you haven't stopped by in awhile, now is the perfect time to visit! Our gift shop is overflowing with honey, lotions and balms, and other bee-related and local gifts. Browse through the Topanga Nursery and be amazed at the recent transformation. Plants of every shape, size, and variety and bursts of color abound throughout the luscious garden. Stop by and see for yourself. You will bee amazed at what we have done with the place!







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We have moved! Our new address is 10538 Topanga Cyn Blvd. Chatsworth, CA 91311
(818) 280-6500
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