Bay Area Photographer

Big City Bees




With an influx of interest in bees, rooftops and backyards alike have become hot-spots for “Urban Beekeeping.” This San Francisco subculture is compiled of a complex, interconnected group of people who are all passionate about what they do and what they believe in. 

Organizations such as The San Francisco Beekeepers Association and Urban Bee SF are part of a tight-knit community and subculture. Love for honey and nature are two reasons people choose to keep bees, but also because honeybees are currently in decline. "The girls," as many beekeepers call them, are too important to our environment not to help. Beekeepers are doing all they can to slow the decline. 

Although complaints from neighbors come fairly often, Beekeepers in San Francisco are adamant that the hobby will be here to stay. As more bee-friendly cities pop up around the country, It looks as though urban beekeeping will continue to grow and honeybees' chances of survival will be greater.