Claire met her husband and business partner Trevor in 2011 and began working with him during her summers off. Together, they grew Sola Bee Farms honey brand into over 200 markets in Northern California. Claire left full-time teaching to focus on Sola Bee in 2012, but continues to work with local youth as Court Appointed Special Advocate. Claire believes in investing and she has served on the End Hunger Yolo Board, Yolo County Young Farmer’s and Ranchers committee, and was a member of the California Farm Academy. She most recently became a part time Internship Coordinator for Davis Joint Unified School District and loves being able to work with youth while also being able to invest in her family business. In 2016, Trevor and Claire gave birth to their son Madison. Claire is proud to work in a family agri-business in such a supportive community.
Beekeeper General Manager
Trevor Tauzer grew up beekeeping with his father. Throughout his life, he worked with his father keeping bees and on their family farm and pollinating crops throughout Yolo and surrounding counties. In 2002, he left his family farm to attend the University of California, Santa Cruz. After earning a college degree, Trevor’s love for the bees and honey brought him back to his family farm. He returned home with a new vision for the honey side of his family beekeeping and created Sola Bee Farms in 2011.
Trevor loves visiting and taking care of his beehives. He’s been known to spend up to 18 hours a day checking their health and honey production progress. He’s always looking for new foraging areas to keep our bees healthy and happy. Send him an email if you have land that you think would help our hives flourish! Trevor@solabeefarms.com
Heather joined the Tauzer Apiaries/Sola Bee Farms family in September 2012. Heather grew up near the Tauzer Family farm in Woodland and she is very knowledgeable about local agriculture and farming. She works hard helping Claire with all the labeling, organization, delivery, and market demos. Heather is a wonderful addition to our Sola Bee Farms honey bee colony!
Ivan has is a huge asset to Sola Bee and Tauzer Apiaries. He does everything from building our beehives to selling our honey at Farmer’s Markets. Ivan has a lot of experience with inventory management and is unique in his ability to work both behind the scenes and in front of the customers. Ivan is a valuable member of our family hive!
Farmer’s Market and Delivery Lead Bee
Sierra rocks our hive by making sure our honey gets to the grocery shelves safely and in it’s best form. Sierra can also be found at your local farmer’s market sampling out our honey varietals and talking about all the ways to use our varietal honey!
Aubrianne can be found at many of our special events. She’s a flower farmer (zamoraflora.com) and plant expert who knows a TON about local flora. She’s amazing at describing our different honey varietals, so next time you see her at an event, ask away!