Bee Progressive LLC was founded in 2014 by Brian Brinkerhoff
and Todd Smith to provide high quality alternative bee hives and accessories for
the back yard beekeeper. We are committed to natural, ”treatment –free”, beekeeping practices. Our hives are
manufactured in Northern California by a custom cabinet maker to precise specifications
using high quality materials and designed to optimize honey bee health and
Our Bee Progressive apparel line was created to showcase our
passion for all things Bee related and to raise awareness of the beauty and
importance of our beloved pollinators.
About Brian Brinkerhoff:
Brian majored in Economics at the University of California, Davis. Brian
is a distinguished music and video producer and has held executive level
positions in Fortune 50 consumer and entertainment companies. Brian is a fourth generation beekeeper.
About Todd Smith:
Todd majored in Economics and Finance at the University of
California, Los Angeles. Over the last 30 years, Todd has held various executive
level positions at Fortune 100 technology companies in Silicon Valley.
Todd and Brian became interested in bees after learning
about the global threats and challenges facing our most important pollinators.
convinced that they could focus their combined skill sets and experience toward
improving the situation by providing alternative solutions for the backyard
beekeeper, which place honey bee health as the highest priority.
Todd and Brian share the same pastime: anything and
everything to do with bees and pollinators, especially sharing their vision, knowledge
and hope for a brighter future with others of all ages.
Bee Progressive’s mission statement: “Improving honey bee health and habitat, one
hive at a time.”