Happy Bee

In Historic Golden Hill, San Diego, California



Artisan micro-batch raw honey from bees foraging the flowers and tree blossoms of Golden Hill, Sherman Heights, East Village, and Balboa Park.

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Our Happy Bees loving their downtown view from Golden Hill, San Diego, CA.

Our Approach To Beekeeping

Batch #1 of Happy Bee honey -- light amber in color and delicate sweetness.

Happy Bee Honey (Batch #3 Sold Out!)

Artisan, Small-Batch, Hyper-Local, & Raw

Judd inspecting a frame of Happy Bees from Golden Hill Hive #2.
Honeybee foraging a California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica) in our native garden.
Honeybee foraging a California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica) in our native garden.

Observations On What Happy Bees Are Foraging

Nurse bees and the Queen on a frame of brood. The queen always has "attendants". They appear as admirers, often encircling the queen and tending to her every need. Can you spot the queen?

Inside the Hive, Foragers In Action, and more

Did you know? Male bees, called "drones", like this one, don't have stingers. They are considerably bigger than the female worker bees, and thus are easy to single out in a typical hive of 30,000 to 40,000 bees.

Bee Behavior, Honey/Wax/Pollen, and more

Happy Bees telling us they love our community of Golden Hill. All-natural honeycomb built by the girls from scratch -- our preferred method: 100% pure beeswax.

What You Can Do To Help

Our pollinator-friendly native plant garden in Golden Hill. In bloom: Baby Blue Eyes, Verbena, Pozo Blue Sage, Mallow, and California Poppy.

The Historic Neighborhood our Bees Forage