Shepherd of Bees
Hello, I'm Caleb! While I have kept bees for about 16 years, Mountain Man Bees was "officially" established in 2015 in the Appalachian foothills of North Georgia. I first began bee keeping in 2004, because of my interest in the homesteading lifestyle and because my father had a few hives at the time. The first year was a disaster and I wanted to quit - one of my hives died out over the winter and the other was too aggressive to check. Thankfully, a commercial beekeeper in the area reached out to me and let me tag along with him while he checked hives. I kept at it and my love and passion for beekeeping grew more and more! Nikki, joined “the team” in 2018, when she became the beekeeper’s wife. Then I joined her by moving to Montana! We also have a beekeeper-in-the-making, our little girl, Lenya! There is a rich history of beekeeping in eastern Montana where Nikki grew up. The winters are harsh and the honey flow short, but the bees bring in an abundant crop of alfalfa and sweet clover honey nearly every year, making Montana one of the top honey producing states. However, we do love the Blue Ridge Mountains, and were led by God to move back to Georgia in 2020, and are now tending and raising bees again in “The Peach State”!
Mountain Man Bees is a family run business. From hive placement to labeling the jars, it is managed from start to finish by myself and Nikki! Our “shepherding” of these amazing little creatures is just as important as them making honey. Our greatest desire and value for our "flock" is keeping them as naturally as possible. There are many challenges in today’s beekeeping world, but we continue learning and adapting our practices as necessary. In addition to tending bees, our family enjoys gardening, sustainable living practices, hiking, and nearly anything outdoors!
Thank you for visiting our website! You can find our information posted with the
Georgia Beekeepers Association and the Georgia Farmers and Consumers Market Bulletin.
Feel free to contact us directly about purchasing NUCS, bee products, or with any other questions or comments!
“By the river on its bank, on one side and on the other, will grow all kinds of trees for food. Their leaves will not wither and their fruit will not fail. They shall bear every month because their water flows from the sanctuary, and their fruit will be for food and their leaves for healing.” (Ezekiel 47:12 AMP)
Though we do not have a storefront, our honey and products can be
ordered directly. You can come pick up your order if you live locally OR
we can ship your order to you. We also have our products at a convenient location in downtown Blue Ridge :
The Blue Ridge Mountain Mall - 618 East Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513