San Francisco

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

Our expert beekeepers are experienced in the Bay area’s unique climate, providing services from Petaluma to San Jose and up to Concord. To build a healthy stock of well-fed bees, we have proudly partnered with a local CSA, Ananda Valley Farm.

San Francisco is Bee Friendly

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

The city is very supportive of beekeeping. Beekeeping is legal, and the mild climate allows for year-round blooms for busy bees to forage on.

Envisioning San Francisco
at its best for bees

As leading beekeepers, we do more than service beehives, we gather data that’s helping us to positively affect the health of San Francisco’s bees. Our beekeepers closely observe beehive conditions throughout the season, and through DNA analysis of honey, 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 San Francisco.

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19.7% Magnolia
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8.7% Myrtle Family
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7.7% Apple

The top three plant species found in San Francisco honey, as seen in National Geographic.

Our Services

Corporate Beekeeping

Beekeeping services for your business.

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Residential Beekeeping

Beekeeping services for your home.

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