Who We Are
Here at San Francisco Bee-Cause, we are driven by a single goal -- to do our part in making San Francisco a healthy place for native and honey bees. Our decision making process is informed by comprehensive empirical studies and high quality data evaluation. We strive to build production relationships and make a positive impact in all of our activities, projects and programs.
The Buzz About Us
Turning Interest Into Action
For millennia, people have had a relationship with honey bees. Sometimes, both bees and people. But most times, people have benefited at the expense of the bees. San Francisco Bee-Cause believes honey and native bees and people can have a sustainable, mutually beneficial relationship.
We also believe that an urban environment, such as San Francisco's, provides ideal opportunities for people and bees to benefit one another. San Francisco has a mild Mediterranean climate with abundant trees, shrubs and plants that flower throughout 10 months of the year. This flora provides steady, yet varied, pollens and nectars needed by native and honey bees to survive and to be healthy. Good nutrition helps bees maintain good health. San Francisco has a growing number of individuals, groups and communities that are committed to urban agriculture, biodiversity and maintaining healthy natural areas. Bee pollinators are needed for the success of each.
San Francisco public policy supports a toxic-free and otherwise healthy environment. That's good for people but also good for bees.
"The hum of bees is the voice of the garden."