JOIN THE LOS ANGELES BEEKEEPING MOVEMENT

The Best Bees Company is a full-service beekeeping operation. We install and manage beehives for residences and businesses in Los Angeles and select markets nationwide.

 

We’ve been operating in Los Angeles since beekeeping was legalized in 2015. We currently cover all of LA County, with beehives in Hollywood, Pasadena and Bel Air. Our expert staff maintains hives year round with experience in preventing and handling Africanized honey bees, while we source our bees from Northern California where Africanized bee genetics cannot spread.

JOIN THE LOS ANGELES BEEKEEPING MOVEMENT

The Best Bees Company is a full-service beekeeping operation. We install and manage beehives for residences and businesses in Los Angeles and select markets nationwide.

 

We’ve been operating in Los Angeles since beekeeping was legalized in 2015. We currently cover all of LA County, with beehives in Hollywood, Pasadena and Bel Air. Our expert staff maintains hives year round with experience in preventing and handling Africanized honey bees, while we source our bees from Northern California where Africanized bee genetics cannot spread.

Los Angeles is Bee Friendly

Los Angeles is a great environment for bees! With surprisingly diverse flora, our Los Angeles beehives produce more honey and live longer.

 

The city is very supportive of beekeeping.  Beekeeping is legal, and we have a vibrant urban farming community that wants more honeybees.

WE’RE LEARNING HOW TO IMPROVE BEE HEALTH IN LOS ANGELES

As leading beekeepers, we do more than service beehives, we gather data that’s helping us to positively affect the health of Los Angeles’ bees. Our beekeepers closely observe beehive conditions throughout the season, and through DNA analysis of honey from each beehive, give us valuable information on plant diversity, environmental conditions and pesticide exposure. Our analysis of local honey has shown us that urban environments include eight times more flowering plant species than suburban and rural areas, and that this is a key factor in bee health in Los Angeles.

53%

PINE

15%

STONEFRUIT

Top two nectar plants in Los Angeles.

WE’RE LEARNING HOW TO IMPROVE BEE HEALTH IN LOS ANGELES

As leading beekeepers, we do more than service beehives, we gather data that’s helping us to positively affect the health of Los Angeles’ bees. Our beekeepers closely observe beehive conditions throughout the season, and through DNA analysis of honey from each beehive, give us valuable information on plant diversity, environmental conditions and pesticide exposure. Our analysis of local honey has shown us that urban environments include eight times more flowering plant species than suburban and rural areas, and that this is a key factor in bee health in Los Angeles.

53%

PINE

15%

STONEFRUIT

Top two nectar plants in Los Angeles.

WORDS FROM OUR CLIENTS

Here’s what some of our clients have to say about the experience of Best Bees: