Located in the heart of Texas, in College Station, our bees are surrounded by agricultural and rural land for foraging, natural water sources, and a whole lot of Aggie fans.
We have a dream to promote growth and sustainability for bees in Texas. We’ve both had a soft spot for all things natural and feel that, through beekeeping, we can contribute to the environment and the great state of Texas.
Our company started shortly after we bought our first package of bees. After we preordered a single package, we quickly realized we should have ordered more, found another place to buy some bees, and continued to fill our apiary with survivor stock of strong honey bee colonies that were being removed from structures throughout the area.
A few short years later, Justin became a beekeeper full-time.
Our quest to become beekeepers escalated quickly – we grew rapidly from 1 to 200 hives by rehoming rescued bees to our College Station apiary. These bees were being evicted by home and landowners and were placed in yards where they were cared for, rehabilitated, and given plenty of land to forage, pollinate plants and produce delicious honey. Since then we continue to grow our bee farm with a focus on a sustainable apiary.
By providing quality, diversified, strong bees, we hope to help keep these pollinators growing in population and surviving the many threats that they face. We believe that strengthening our bees will help promote local bees in Aggieland and will also give our customers “prime bees” to keep in their hives.
Aggieland Honey™ is unpasteurized, raw, natural, lightly filtered, 100% Real Texas Honey. We use a filter in order to remove large wax particles but strive to maintain the flavor and purity of our honey.
Through this process, our honey is packed full of native pollens and retains all the natural vitamins, enzymes, and phytonutrients that make honey great, but you may also occasionally find small wax particles, large pollen pieces and a flavor that changes with the seasons based on the flowers our bees have found to bring back for us to share with you.
Aggieland Honey and Prime Bees participate in the “Real Texas Honey” program to help promote Texas bees and beekeepers.
We met in College Station and attended Texas A&M when selecting a name for our honey, we fell back on our love for our community. Aggieland has become our home and Aggieland Honey™ just made sense.
We are constantly learning in this journey – learning how to be better beekeepers, business people, and stewards of the bees and land.
Texas beekeeping is filled with knowledgeable beekeepers and we enjoy the resources around us – we are active members of the American Beekeeping Federation (ABF), Texas Beekeeping Association (TBA), Brazos Valley Beekeeping Associations (BVBeeks), and Central Texas Beekeepers Association in order to continue learning from our peers. We continued our education through the Texas Master Beekeeper Program and enjoyed learning more about the academic, research, and scientific aspects of honey bees. This continued education allows us to continue to grow, share, and learn high quality information with our peers and mentees.