It started out as a boy and his bees. In 2009 Bubba was in fourth grade and wanted to know if he could "keep bees". We had no idea what that involved (and being that we homeschool), it was a great time to introduce Bubba to his first research paper. That paper turned into hard work and dedication for a 10-year-old boy. He spent that next summer making fireplace mantles with his Pa Pa, working extra around the house and helping his father on landscaping projects to earn the money. James turned his dream into a reality with the purchase of his first hive from e-Bay in 2010. With the installation of the first hive, Bubba's Beez (as we affectionally called the first hive) was born. While this is purely an entrepreneurial endeavor by Bubba, it is quickly becoming a family business - from re-queening and inspecting the hives to producing quality honey and beeswax products for our customers.
Bubba's goal is to provide fresh, local pesticide-free honey from his hives here in Liberty Hill, Texas. Not only is honey sweet to eat, but also helps reduce allergies for local residents.
We hope you enjoy Bubba's Beez honey but just in case you don't, we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on every jar. If you're not satisfied (which is highly doubtful), we'll refund your money.
Bubba's Beez has grown over the years. It has now become a family business. Johnny, James' dad, helps with the hives and mentors Bubba on the business side of the apiary, including social media. Meredith, James' mom, handles the marketing, product development and design, plus the day-to-day administrative issues. Lauren, James' sister, assists with sales during our Market Day events. We call her the silent partner. Bubba's Beez now takes the commitment and involvement of the entire family to help it run smoothly. It truly is a small family business now.
What does the future hold? Bubba has many ideas for the growth and development of Bubba's Beez, but first and foremost, we include the Lord in our plans and involve Him at every level. Without the Lord, we truly wouldn't have a business.
Meredith helping James get ready for hive inspection at Georgetown Community Garden.
(photo courtesy of Community Impact Newspaper)
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