JOIN THE PORTLAND BEEKEEPING MOVEMENT

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

 

City bees forage from plant sources that tend to be more biodiverse and free from harmful pesticides. Our services are contributing to Portland’s thriving beekeeping scene, helping to support urban pollinator populations as our main mission. Currently we tend to hives downtown on Beacon Capital Partners’ historic Public Service Building and are expanding to residential locations.

JOIN THE PORTLAND BEEKEEPING MOVEMENT

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

 

City bees forage from plant sources that tend to be more biodiverse and free from harmful pesticides. Our services are contributing to Portland’s thriving beekeeping scene, helping to support urban pollinator populations as our main mission. Currently we tend to hives downtown on Beacon Capital Partners’ historic Public Service Building and are expanding to residential locations.

Portland is Bee Friendly

Portland is a great environment for bees! With surprisingly diverse flora, our Portland 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 PORTLAND

As leading beekeepers, we do more than service beehives, we gather data that’s helping us to positively affect the health of Portland’s 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 Portland.

17%

ROSES

Top nectar plant in Portland.

WE’RE LEARNING HOW TO IMPROVE BEE HEALTH IN PORTLAND

As leading beekeepers, we do more than service beehives, we gather data that’s helping us to positively affect the health of Portland’s 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 Portland.

17%

ROSES

Top three nectar plants in Portland.

WORDS FROM OUR CLIENTS

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