Artisanal Honey in the Heart of San Francisco

 

Healthy bees, city pollination services and exquisite raw honey are the heart and soul of UrbanBeeSF. Every step of the UrbanBeeSF process promotes healthy, sustainable bee colonies in San Francisco. My bees’ well being ALWAYS comes first – captivating, artisanal honey is just a lovely result. UrbanBeeSF honey is a delicate yet complex blend of fennel, rose, lavender, thyme, rosemary, gum tree, bottlebrush tree, and everything else that flourishes in our lush San Francisco microclimate. The ultimate finish of the flavor note is a savory undertone of anise or licorice, which the bees source from fennel that grows wild all around the city.

UrbanBeeSF never uses: plastics, refined sugars or corn syrups, mite pesticides, chemical medications or antibiotics inside any hives. From hive to jar, only wood, stainless steel, glass and bees ever come in contact with the honey. Healthy beehives can and do flourish in the city because San Francisco fairly bursts with largely pesticide-free flowering trees with abundant blossoms all year long. Much of the wild food (both trees and other plants) in the city are largely neglected by people, which translates to plants that are not sprayed with any chemicals and are also allowed to go fallow. This full circle of plant life is critical to bee health and their survival. The monoculture aesthetic is neither healthy nor sustainable and kills everything that it comes in contact with.  We have normalized an infrastructure that will fail us all.  Remember a meadow? 

 

 

Bee Advocacy and Activism

UrbanBeeSF’s primary mission is to seed the future with survivor bees and help people understand that we must stop behaving like nothing else on earth is as important as us! 

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ROOFTOP Apiaries

UrbanBeeSF collaborates with like-minded restaurateurs and chefs 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. 

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