Meet the Owner

Devon's interest in beekeeping began in 2006, when he caught a wild honeybee swarm in his parent's front yard. Devon graduated High School in 2011, with 40 hives, and began studying business finance at Oregon State University. The money earned from the bees is how Devon is paying for college. 

Life as a Beekeeper

The season starts in January when the bees are loaded off the frozen ground of Central Oregon and shipped to Central California to pollinate almond orchards. The bees work the nut bloom until mid March, they are then taken to Hood River, OR and the Willamette Valley to pollinate fruit trees and blueberries. In late June the bees are sent to Central Oregon to pollinate carrots and onions. A beekeeper's life consists of many late nights and early mornings moving bees as the beekeeper can't begin moving hives until the bees are all done flying for the day. 

 

Some articles have been written on the company and can be read below.

Swarmed in 1859 Magazine

Beekeepers try to keep bees - and livelihoods -from going extinct 

 

Prescott Honey produces and bottles three varieties of honey offered for sale in retail locations listed below. We primarily produce and sell honey gathered in Central Oregon. This honey is labeled as "local" honey and is sold only in stores within 30 miles of where the honey was made.

 

Here are some of our bees producing local, Central Oregon, honey in Prineville, OR

Our honey is raw, meaning it is not heated or filtered. This preserves the natural pollen grains in the honey as well as the healthy enzymes. Studies show that eating raw honey local to your area will help in allergy prevention. Ingesting the small amount of pollen in the honey is similar to taking vaccinations in the sense that the body builds an immunity to the plant creating the allergen.