Mark Carlson

Mark Carlson

Beekeeping Instructor - San Francisco, CA

  • If I were a honeybee, I would like to try foraging and waggle dancing - I'd also want to learn how to dance on a swarm. I think it would be scary to hear new queens piping or see a varroa mite. I would also try to be patient with the beekeeper but ready to fight if I smelled wasp pheromone.
  • I eat honey fresh.
  • If I were a flower, I would be a pineapple, a passiflora or a protea.
  • I like it best when customers ask lots of questions. Honey appreciation and the local food movement are well established in the Bay Area and it has been a real pleasure to spend time with the growing San Francisco Beekeeping community. In my class, I offer additional connections to social insect behavior, evolution and environmental chemistry. Although class participants range from beginners to expert beekeepers, all seem to enjoy observing the fascinating urban honey bees from the Tenderloin neighborhood.
  • Round Rock Honey is always welcome in San Francisco!