How We Got Into Beekeeping
Christian and I entered the apiary business in Oct of 2014 after Christian retired from the military (after 22 years) and was looking for another line of work. We were interested in the honey bee business after being introduced through my brother Daniel. Daniel had been keeping bees in the Wisconsin area and after a visit, we were hooked. We were so excited at the thought of having our own bees so we jumped into learning everything we could about the bee business and immediately got to work, surrounding ourselves with this beautiful world of beekeeping.
ABOUT TAMPA BEES
In the beginning of this new adventure, our whole family was involved with our 40 hives, but especially our eldest son, Titus, who did most of the day-to-day operation with me.
I am the head apiarist and hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, however most of my bee knowledge comes from hands-on experience as well as from attending Florida Beekeeper events, such as those hosted by the Tampa Bay Area beekeepers Association. I also love attending the American Beekeeper Federation annual conventions over the years. These conventions allowed me to come together with practitioners from throughout the United States and learn from some of the leading experts who speak on the most current and cutting-edge information available.
We wanted to share our love and knowledge of bees and their benefits to our diet and the world around us so we started Tampa Bees, and the rest is history.
We have around 100 hives in locations all around Tampa Bay.
Join us for an educational bee experience or try some of our delicious wildflower or orange blossom honey.