My Story

Passionate about Beekeeping

My interest in having honeybees at my home turned a passing desire into a reality when a colleague of my wife's on short notice offered me his bees. He was moving and could not keep them at his new residence. Before even having time to digest the gravity of my decision, I was loading a colony of bees on a trailer to bring them to my home. What began with a single bee colony and countless hours reading books and watching YouTube videos soon turned into a small business with multiple apiary locations producing an abundance of honey and bees.

As an Indiana Grown member and Indiana Queen Breeder Association breeder, I am committed to the challenge of producing locally raised honey and bees. It often creates more work and requires some hard decision-making, but I know the reward for maintaining healthy and thriving bees will lead to great local products that I can be proud to sell.

McCombees Apiaries Owner