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Our Story
Black Tar Honey is the passion project of Cameron Ewing, one half of the beekeeping collective Beesomebody, established in 2011. An avid bekeeper and lover of nature, Cameron has found beekeeping to be the best hobby and takes pride in keeping his bees in the heart of the SOMA district of San Francisco, CA.

Why Black Tar Honey? The name is partially a reference to the black tar paper that covers the roof on which our hive is situated. Additionally, the name challenges the convention around honey and honey culture ? evoking a sense of danger that is seldom seen in the world of apiculture. We're not just talking stings.

In his short time as an apiarist Cameron Ewing, along with the Beesomebody collective, has successfully raised a hive of bees, harvested sixty pounds of honey over the course of two harvests, co-authored a book on beekeeping entitled A Survival Guide To Urban Beekeeping currently available in the store, and can now boastfully claim to be a registered vendor with Williams-Sonoma where Black Tar Honey is sold as a part of their artisan program.