Get to Know Us

We’re a creative team that specializes in design + marketing strategy  



Co-founded by marketing buddies Crystal Smith + Claire Brown – The Beehive is a collaboration of both our freelance businesses. With collaboration over competition at the core of our values, we believe that when women come together to support each other – we all win.


With decades of marketing experience spread out among our founders and staff, we bring traditional marketing fundamentals and marry them with today’s fast-paced, every changing marketing landscape. We value education and regularly attend the leading marketing events each year.


One of our core values at The Beehive is community. We actively participate in our own local community. We prioritize working with mission-driven businesses, and we donate 20 team hours per month to a nonprofit needing marketing assistance at no-cost. Reach out to nominate our next nonprofit!

A message from our founder

Full disclosure, it took me many years of freelancing to decide I only wanted to work with women-led businesses. For years people told me that limiting myself with the clients I took on would leave me missing out on opportunities. But, deep in my core, I just knew that my purpose was to serve other women with big ideas and the entrepreneurial drive to go after them.

My passion is to help growing local businesses that are overwhelmed trying to stand out online leverage modern marketing strategies to become the go-to authority in their industry, attract new customers, and increase customer retention.

While we have worked with numerous different industries, The Beehive excels particularly in rapid and scalable growth for:

→ Health & Wellness studios
→ Women-owned businesses

Our hands-on experience with the unique needs these industries face in terms of competition and challenges has enabled us to deliver quick wins and transformative results consistently. While The Beehive collaborates with businesses of many different industries and sizes, we are not the right fit for everyone.

Not because we don’t want to work with everyone, but simply because, as a boutique agency, we provide concierge support that requires us to ensure we have the time, resources and necessary tools to see our clients thrive online. Since we only handle a select number of projects per year, we are selective in who we choose to partner with. And that’s exactly what working with us is: a partnership.

With gratitude, 

Contact The Beehive

Burlington, Vermont


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See what clients are saying

Well, if you’re in need of a digital strategist, Claire Brown is your girl. Hands down. She has done some amazing work for us at Sangha Studio and we couldn’t be happier with it! Hit this girl up 🙌🏻

Britt Shattuck

Sangha Studio