About the Jacobsen Co. Hive Program

We’ve always strived to do more than just produce and source great honeys.

Since our beginning, we’ve set out to support the Northwest honeybee populations through sustainable beekeeping practices, partnering with local farms, restaurants and hotels to install some of our first hives. With the help of many like-minded individuals, we've rethought and grown our beekeeping operation from a few installs to what it is today – a full-service hive program headquartered in Southeast Portland.

True to the Jacobsen mission, our way of “keeping the bees” centers around scientific research, and stewardship. We are committed to the health of the environment and thoughtfully improving and expanding on our practices, all while producing raw honeys unique to their specific locations.

Through the Jacobsen Co. Hive Program, we source, deliver and install bee colonies and beehives to local residences and businesses. We offer annual maintenance and honey harvesting, as well as educational classes, consulting, and beekeeping equipment

Have a collaborative idea, community project or educational opportunity in mind? We'd love to connect!


Interested in having bees of your own? Check out our thoughtful selection of clothing, tools and hive ware to get you started on your beekeeping journey.

What We Do


A one stop shop for all your basic beekeeping needs.



We will assemble and deliver your hiveware and bees. As the colony grows we will install additional hive boxes as needed. Installations are available in Portland metro area.


Operating on an annual schedule, the most active maintenance period is spring through summer. We conduct hive inspections, feed as needed, and take field notes tracking colony health and productivity.


Harvest services will include honey extraction and packaging of your honey. Honeys remain raw, never heated, blended or ultra-filtered.


Our beekeeping team is available for field classes, lectures, and one-on-one consultations. From beginner beekeeping questions to pollinator-friendly landscaping ideas or swarm capture, we are ready to help!

Learn More

Contact us at honey@jacobsensalt.com for more information on how to get involved with our hive program.