rooftop hives in SF.
Healthy bees and exquisite raw honey are at the heart of UrbanBeeSF. Every step of the UrbanBeeSF process promotes healthy, sustainable San Francisco bee colonies. The bees’ wellbeing ALWAYS come first - delicious artisanal honey is just a lovely result.
Unlike large-scale commercial honey producers, UrbanBeeSF honey never touches plastic or chemicals, which helps to retain the subtle flavors of the honey. From hive to jar, only wood, stainless steel, and glass ever come in contact with the honey. .
Healthy beehives can and do flourish in the city. San Francisco bursts with largely pesticide-free flowering trees with abundant blossoms all year long. Our many microclimates produce essences of lavender, rosemary and fennel, which grow abundantly all over the city, and are present as flavor notes in UrbanBeeSF honey.
UrbanBeeSF collaborates with like-minded restaurateurs and other local businesses to create rooftop hive sites. Even though these restaurants use our artisanal honey in many creative and exciting recipes, bee health, not honey production remains the primary focus.