Tom and I both grew up in the small agricultural community of Red Bluff, California. Our families knew each other, but I didn’t meet Tom until after his military service.
Before Tom had even returned home from the Marines, he had worked out a business plan to become a beekeeper. Two months before we were married, we had purchased our first hives and entered into the world of beekeeping.
One of the things we love the most about beekeeping is that, with hard work and perseverance, a person can build a successful business. Through hands-on experience, self-education, and great advice from generational beekeepers, along with a lot of ups and downs, we have come to a place where we can proudly say we are beekeepers. As we managed our hives, we came to truly understand how quality boxes can affect the strength and safety of our colonies.
We continually pursue better ways to manufacture hive equipment and strive to increase the quality of our products. After nearly five years of beekeeping and manufacturing beehive equipment, we produce higher quality products because we use our own hive equipment with our own bees on a daily basis. We struggle with the same issues facing all beekeepers, and we strive to provide the best quality boxes for the most reasonable price.
(100% Manufacturing – Written in 2021)
As our family continues to grow, so does the manufacturing part of our business. Sometimes this growth comes out of tragedy. The Stole Fire in June of 2018 burnt down our entire wood shop, consumed our raw lumber stores, and demolished over 4 semis of finished product. After this, we sold our honeybees to raise funds to rebuild.
Our focus is now 100% on providing the highest quality wooden beehive equipment for the best price to the local beekeepers and the nationwide pollinators and honey producers. We have poured our life energy and hearts into the beekeeping community, and plan to continue to provide not only highly functional and durable equipment but also friendly, helpful service for many years to come.