Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2016

Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2016

Please join Terry Oxford and other International biodynamic (natural) urban beekeepers as they discuss law, logistics and pesticide free pollen and nectar sources in cities.

The question urban food production raises many questions: how can they be good, clean and fair in such an environment? What if the air is not pure? However, in several cities around the world, locally-produced honeys not only look great, they taste good too. A meeting dedicated to urban honeys, and the rejection of certain clichés surrounding them.

WINNER! 2016 GOOD FOOD AWARDS

WINNER! 2016 GOOD FOOD AWARDS

The Good Food Awards celebrate the kind of food we all want to eat: tasty, authentic and responsibly produced. We grant awards to outstanding American food producers and the farmers who provide their ingredients. We host an annual Awards Ceremony and Marketplace at the iconic Ferry Building in San Francisco to honor the Good Food Award recipients who push their industries towards craftsmanship and sustainability while enhancing our agricultural landscape and building strong communities.

UrbanBeeSF accepted two Good Food Awards in 2016 for adhering to the following Principles

Art at 2016 Bioneers Conference

Art at 2016 Bioneers Conference

Bioneers is a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world's most pressing environmental and social challenges. Terry Oxford showcases UrbanBee San Francisco Honeycomb art created by bees from local San Francisco hives. Terry Oxford is an activist, dissident and beekeeper who believes that all pollinators, insect and bird, need protection from the ravenous pesticide industry. For at least a dozen years, most large-scale commercial tree nurseries have been growing trees with systemic (neonic) pesticides. That’s a lot of poisonous flowers and seeds that bees and birds have been forced to eat.

NEW APIARY PARTNER: HEATH CERAMICS

NEW APIARY PARTNER: HEATH CERAMICS

Founded in 1948 in Sausalito, California, Heath Ceramics is best known for ceramic tableware and architectural tile made by hand. Today, with our original dinnerware factory in Sausalito, our tile factory in San Francisco’s Mission district, and our retail showrooms in San Francisco and Los Angeles, we bring together designing, making and selling to offer beautiful, high-quality goods of all types that blur the line between everyday objects and family heirlooms.

 

Natural Beekeeping Conference

Natural Beekeeping Conference

Join Susan Kegley, Principle Scientist at Pesticide Research Institute and Terry Oxford as they share the latest information and science on Systemic (neonic) pesticide usage in the US. Look for our table!

HoneyLove August 19-21, 2016 - an unforgettable weekend filled with educational lectures and workshops, hands-on demonstrations, the latest in natural beekeeping techniques and findings, an elite collection of exhibitors and sponsors, rare opportunities for you to connect with likeminded beeks, sweet raw honey tastings from around the world AND OUR ANNUAL YELLOW TIE EVENT on August 19th, 6-9pm!

Take Action for Bees Today!

Take Action for Bees Today!

Bees pollinate most of the world’s most common crops, including summer favorites like peaches and watermelon. But over 40 percent of U.S. honeybee hives die each year, costing the farming and beekeeping industry more than $2 billion annually.

One culprit in the bee die-off is the widely-used class of pesticides called neonicotinoids, or neonics. Last spring EPA began a process to assess four types of neonics and their impacts on pollinators. In January the Agency acknowledged that imidacloprid could indeed harm bees, but the remaining assessments are still outstanding.

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