We will be closed Wednesday, July 3, and Thursday, July 4. 

What is a curated handmade boutique?

For us, it's a boutique of exclusively handmade items from incredibly talented and skilled artists and makers. We continuously partner with our super talented makers to curate a fabulous collection of products that you'll be excited to explore, discover, peruse, and shop... treating yourself and others!

Why 'Hive'?

The name 'Hive' came to be while watching beekeeper reels. Reminded of how bees work together for the greater good and shared success of the colony, it resonated with the vibe we sought to create in our own community.

'Hive' kept coming around, circling the outskirts of our consciousness. Knowing we couldn't ignore it, we looked up the definition and there it was: a place swarming with activity. BOOM! It was our very own Kevin Costner in the cornfield moment.

Why isn't the Hive logo on your bags?

When we opened in 2023, we knew our packaging needed as much attention as anything else. As such, we absolutely explored branded bags, wanting our packaging to be an extension of the "light, bright, and happy" vibe in the store, but as environmentally conscious as possible. Research was done, decisions were made.

We send your locally handmade goodies home in premium paper bags made with 100% recycled materials, and encourage reuse and further recycling (the reason for our lack of branded bags). Your items are wrapped in our signature pink tissue, which we're elated to share is biodegradable, compostable, and recyclable (a pleasant surprise for most folks).

It's not perfect (hey, nothing is!), but we're proud that these consistent little steps made a bigger difference over time.

What kinds of makers are you looking for?

ALL KINDS! We are constantly amazed by the talent and skill existing in the world and are eager to see unique work.

We primarily work with artists and makers in the greater Bay Area, with a small curated offering of handmade items from artists throughout California.