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Vegan Summer Dinner Pop Up at Santa Barbara Hives in Carpinteria with Sprout Craft Creamery

Vegan Summer Dinner Pop Up at Santa Barbara Hives in Carpinteria with Sprout Craft Creamery

Santa Barbara Hives is open at 516 Palm Ave in Carpinteria! It has been an exciting month full of awesome support from locals, passerbys and the Carpinteria State Beach Campground campers. So many unexpected collaborations with local artists, jewelers and artisans making our "bee meets beach" store a fun, eclectic gift store. The latest wave of excitement has been ushered in by our partnership with extremely talented, vegan, Chef Christopher Rayman of Sproutcraft Creamery who rode in on his bike, with beaver cowboy hat, to present his vegan cheeses. Unbelievable. You would never know, or care if you weren't, that...

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CHAGA LIFE SERIES at Santa Barbara Hives with French Laundry Chef Akiko Sunazawa

CHAGA LIFE SERIES at Santa Barbara Hives with French Laundry Chef Akiko Sunazawa

Our store, at 516 Palm Ave in Carpinteria, is open and full of exciting things from local artists, artisans, jewelers and purveyors but we are also kicking off our event series with two fantastic Chefs!  CHAGA: Saturday July 17th 1-4pm at Santa Barbara Hives 516 Palm Ave, Carpinteria Please join French Laundry Chef, Akiko Sunazawa, as she introduces us to Chaga from the Chaga Co. Chaga is an incredible ant-oxidant, anti-inflammatory mushroom (in powder form) which can be added to any food. Come taste it on duck confit, cheese, honey and more. Chaga can be purchased at Santa Barbara Hives...

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Santa Barbara bee rescue on the Mesa by Santa Barbara Hives

Santa Barbara bee rescue on the Mesa by Santa Barbara Hives

Santa Barbara bee rescue on the Mesa by Santa Barbara Hives

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Celebrate International Women's Day with Santa Barbara Hives on March 7th at Paseo Nuevo in Santa Barbara!

Celebrate International Women's Day with Santa Barbara Hives on March 7th at Paseo Nuevo in Santa Barbara!

Join us on March 7th at Paseo Nuevo to celebrate International Women's Day at the Makers & Wares Market in Santa Barbara from 11am to 6pm! Santa Barbara Hives will also be there Saturday March 6th with honey, all natural soaps, beeswax candles and scented soy candles. So many reasons to celebrate all the women in our lives and the bees certainly agree as 95% of the bees in a colony are female! We hope to see you there. 

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