Terry Oxford is an urban rooftop beekeeper in downtown San Francisco, California. A graduate of UC Berkeley, Terry is a long time activist and environmentalist. Terry's focus is natural, sustainable beekeeping and her goal is strong and healthy bees that require little human intervention and no chemical interference. Her desire is to expose the use of, and assist in banning systemic poisons (neonicotinoids, fungicides and herbicides.) in ornamental trees and plants at nurseries.
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2008-Present: Natural Management Beekeeper and Advocate for ALL Pollinators and Birds, San Francisco - Foot Soldier against the pesticide infrastructure, Big Agribusiness and the commercial beekeeping that supports monoculture. Terry is a beeswax artist and poet, a five-time presenter at the California Academy of Science, activist, educator and speaker. Her urban San Francisco rooftop honey is a three time Good Foods Award winner (2016) and (2018). See Press and Public Speaking Pages for details, articles and blogs about UrbanBeeSF. And please buy and support organic systemic-free plants and trees only! The power of your spending habits is immense.
2000-2003: Save Ahmanson Ranch, Los Angeles - Activist - Victory! 3000 pristine woodland acres saved forever at edge of Los Angeles donated for conservancy and green space. Developers had planned several hotels, golf courses and hundreds of Mansions which would have decimated all wildlife, headwaters and any green space.
1992: Speaker and Activist for the Tobacco Ban in Restaurants and Bars - Speaker at Los Angeles City Council against the Tobacco Industry ~ Victory! First ever cigarette ban in restaurants passed in 1992. Worldwide domino effect. (Minutes after the ban passed, Marvin Braude, author of the legislation, put his arm around me and said my testimony swung the swing vote! I'm proud of that.)
1980's: Tree People, Los Angeles - Admin/Tree Hugger/Activist. At TreePeople, I learned about the delicate interconnection of trees flowers with birds and bees.