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Our Values

Will business always be an amoral stampede for profit? Or will justice ever factor into the bottom line? That choice is ours. As our community, we hope you hold us to our founding values…

  • We measure success by our effect on our community– customers,
    employees, farmers and laborers, the Earth, future generations, owners,
    and, of course, the honeybee! They put food on your table. All the best
    food too–fruit, veggies, nuts, and beans! We dedicate 20% of net profits
    and much time, thought, and sweat to honeybee, research, education, and

    We believe business can improve human and ecosystem health. We strive for kinder, sustainable business for the health and happiness of all.

  • Drew pointing at Bees in honeycomb

  • Hands in earth

  • We began as beekeepers. Our experience underlies our gratitude toward farmers, laborers, vibrant ecosystems, and sustainable agriculture. Our partner farmers manage their plots of earth as ecosystems and treat their laborers justly. Together, we empower the human drive to better oneself, family, and community.

    We will not make untrue and exploitative claims. We will relay credible science honestly. We respect you and value science.

We see a path apart from the dishonesty and harm in body care–a path that respects the intellect, wellbeing, and finances of our customers.

  • Adrian

    Adrian oversees the creation of content guidelines, strategy, & multimedia assets across Drew’s Honeybees. He is a UCSB English & Business Communication graduate with international work experience. Adrian hopes to utilize these insights to create compelling, engaging, & value-driven content. Outside of work, Adrian loves trying new foods & quarantining.

  • Amber

    Amber creates honest and human design for brands that are socially and environmentally sustainable. She went to school at Pratt Institute in NYC for, Communication Design, where she cooked kimchi fried rice and eggalmost everyday, and won two Graphic Design USA Awards. Her dream is to go on an educational expedition in Antarctica.

  • Drew

    Drew values the noble work of others–even if we never know their names. From his time with the bees and alongside farmers, Drew sees redeeming good in agriculture done well. This belief keeps him hustling daily, vowing that a verse from Springsteen’s Youngstown will never describe him– “Once I made you rich enough/ Rich enough to forget my name."

  • Michael

    Michael makes the website happen–he takes all the crazy ideas, puts his head down and makes them real.  He is a University of California Santa Cruz Computer Science graduate, where he excelled in programming site-crashing bugs.  Outside of Drew's Honeybees, he loves automobiles, gaming, and yummy food from sustainable farming.

  • Wilson

    Wilson leads the design of the overall site and its features. He is a graduate student at UCSC focusing on user interface/user experience design and human-computer, interaction. In his free time, Wilson likes roasting coffee and brushing his two cats.