Terry Oxford is an urban rooftop beekeeper in downtown San Francisco, California. A graduate of UC Berkeley, Terry has been 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 and assist in banning the use of systemic (neonics, Imidicloprid, etc.) pesticides in our gardens, urban greening, ornamental trees and in the plant foods we are buying and growing to support bees and pollinators.
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2017: Membership Director for The Clean Beekeeping Alliance. The CBA works to promote, educate, support and unite beekeepers committed to treatment free beekeeping in harmony with nature. The CBA seeks a world where every beekeeper embraces treatment free beekeeping methods in support of thriving bee populations worldwide.
2016: Good Food Awards Committee - There are over 300 unique types of honey in the U.S. The Good Food Awards will showcase honeys most distinctive in clarity and depth of flavor, produced by beekeepers practicing good animal husbandry and social responsibility. From rooftop urban hives to busy bees pollinating organic orchards and meadows filled with wildflowers, awards will be given out in Liquid & Naturally Crystallized, Creamed, Comb and Infused Honey subcategories.
2008-Present: Treatment Free, Sustainable Beekeeper and Advocate for Nature, San Francisco - Foot Soldier against the pesticide infrastructure and Big Agribusiness. Terry is a beeswax artist and poet, a five-time presenter at the California Academy of Science, a street activist and her urban San Francisco rooftop honey is a Good Foods Award winner. See Press Page for articles about UrbanBeeSF. And please buy and support 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 and birds and bees.