Garner, a very handsome bachelor and environmentalist, loves honey and has one kitchen shelf lined with jars and bottles of the amber gold. For years, he has been dedicated to his sweet pursuit of the world’s best honey. Ironically, he’s also been questing for his sweetheart. As fate would have it, on Valentine’s Day, Garner met his honey and sweetheart, Lucy K, over a rooftop beehive in San Francisco.
Beehive and Behave with the Real Queen Bee
According to an article regarding the plight of the honeybees, in the New York Times, “More than a quarter of the country’s 2.4 million bee colonies have been lost — tens of billions of bees, according to an estimate from the Apiary Inspectors of America.” Why? Biologists are still scratching their heads wondering why.
While they scratched, Queen Bee, Cameo Wood, started a wonderful solution: Her Majesty’s Secret Beekeeper. San Francisco’s Mission District is the home of the consummate beekeeping mecca in California. HMS Beekeeper has every conceivable beekeeping supply as well as candles, soaps, a vast array of excellent honey. Owner, Cameo Wood, reports there are now over 500 home beekeepers in San Francisco. Urban beekeeping, or backyard beekeeping, is taking off in a major way in the Bay Area
Yes, in Your Backyard
HMSBeekeeper has classes and trained staff to teach you all you need about beekeeping. The store focuses on local honey, pollen and propolis, as well as locally made soap, candles, balms, and lotions. Sweet. You never know where you will meet someone special, do you?
Bee my Love, Honey
Lucy and Garner, share a love for each other, honey, and obviously honeybees. What do they do to help? They have a patio hive and have given friends -who live in the country – hives as housewarming and birthday gifts.
They tell their friends to buy local honey and hive products such as beeswax candles. Even Meetup.com has a special social group for those wanna bees and those with an interest in beekeeping.
See various ways – How you can help, honey Be sure to buy local honey, visit HMSBeekeeper and spread the word.
Her Majesty’s Secret Beekeeper
Address: 3520 20th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
Store Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, Noon-7pm Phone: (415) 744-1465