Five Hives is a family-owned beekeeping business in the Santa Cruz Mountains, near Santa Cruz, California. We started as backyard beekeepers and have now expanded to five hives with plans to add a few more hives each year as foraging space permits.
Meet our team:
Caeli’s keen interest in all things organic and healthy led to her interest in beekeeping. She currently works in the organic commodities business and is a recent graduate of the UCSC Master Gardener program.
Neil is one of those people who constantly asks why and wants to know more about how things work, including beekeeping. Knowing that the bees would help pollinate the plants in the family’s extensive vegetable garden, Neil went on a quest to learn more and more about the intracicies of beekeeping, meaning that he logged a lot of YouTube time watching videos.
A student at San Jose State University, Brendan enjoys learning about beekeeping and the impact that the bees have on our environment.
Assistant Beekeeper and Marketing Whiz
Preferring life behind the keyboard to life inside the veil, Joyce designed and maintains the website and occasionally assists with beekeeping tasks.