The California Bee Company is a first-generation Family-Owned Small Apiary business tended by Jeremy and Virginia Rose and our 4 children.  Together with some good friends and fellow Calpoly students, we started our business in 2005 during the height of the Colony Collapse Disorder that decimated the honey bee species.  We began breeding mite-resistant locally-adapted queens using the newly available VSH and USDA imported Russian stocks.  We have been propagating our hives ever since, creating lines of bees that are vigorous and productive.  We are grateful for each and every day with the bees, and for every single drop of delicious pure honey that these amazing creatures gather.


We are based out of See Canyon near Avila Beach, and have Apiaries located throughout San Luis Obispo county as well as the neighboring counties.  As supporters of the local food movement we are grateful for the opportunity to sell almost all of our products exclusively at our local farmers markets.

Farmers Market Schedule:

  • San Luis Obispo Madonna Plaza Saturday 8:00am - 10:45am
  • San Luis Obispo Downtown Thursday 6:00 - 9:00
  • Morro Bay Spencer's Parking Lot Thursday 2:00 - 4:30
  • Arroyo Grande Weds 8:30 - 11:00 Smart & Final parking lot
  • Arroyo Grande Sat in the Village 12:00 - 2:30
  • Orcutt Tues 9:30 - 1:00 Clark & Bradley rd
  • Santa Maria Weds 12:00 - 4:00 Town Center Plaza
  • Atascadero Weds 2:30-6:00 Sunken Gardens


The California Bee Company is proud to be the premier source for LOCAL RAW UNPROCESSED WILDFLOWER HONEY in San Luis Obispo County.

We breed healthy productive bees and place thousands of colonies at pristine wildflower ranch locations throughout central California.  We are so grateful to provide RAW HONEY in numerous rare varietals sourced from our own bee hives, and we are passionate about protecting the pure depth-of-flavor present in natural honey.


We are passionate about protecting the honeybee species.  We breed locally-adapted queen bees and sell live bee colonies during the spring.   We have been working for over 15 years to breed lines of queen bees that lead colonies that do not require synthetic treatments in order to thrive.  In 2020 Shelly Fox became our Director of Honeybee Queen Production.  Her efforts provide queens that are highly fertile and productive.


We believe in giving back to the beekeeping community that helped us get started.  Jeremy Rose partners with another local beekeeper Patrick Frazier to teach the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo beekeeping class during Spring and Fall quarters.