TRACE Rooftop Honey

In November 2011, the TRACE team rescued two wild honey bee colonies that came from hives where they were considered pests, and installed them on the roof of W San Francisco. The honey bees thrived in their new environment, especially with the abundance of food in neighboring Yerba Buena Gardens. 

After months of work, preparation, and stellar beekepping, the first harvest of the TRACE Rooftop Honey was a huge success. With over 200 pounds produced in the first harvest, TRACE Rooftop Honey made its debut on the Fall 2012 menu in dishes like housemade ricotta ravioli, Kadota fig flatbread, and apple and pear crostada. Today, TRACE features our Rooftop Honey in signature dishes like Warm Whole Oatmeal, Tenbrink Farm’s Peach Salad, and our Ginger Pork Skewers. 

Enjoy videos and photos of the process (and tasty results), and view our current seasonal menus for TRACE Rooftop Honey dishes! 







TRACE Restaurant

W San Francisco 181 Third StreetSan FranciscoCAUS


Hours of Operation
  • Breakfast Monday - Friday, 6:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Lunch Monday - Friday, 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Dinner Sunday - Thursday, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM; Friday & Saturday, 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Weekend Brunch Saturday & Sunday, 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM