- ABOUT US -
Earthling Bee Co. was founded in 2018 by Nicky and Jessica Jones in Griffith, Indiana. Earthling Bee Co. is a Griffith, IN based bee company with hives spread throughout NWI specializing in providing raw, unfiltered, 100% pure honey. They also showcase beeswax products such as melts, candles, and beeswax lip salves as well as local bee pollen and a variety of unique honeybee collectibles and curiosities.
Nicky grew up down south in Georgia. He comes from a family who had roots in farming. In years gone by, bees were just part of farm life. Most farms would have a bee hive or two just to have fresh honey on the table. Although Nicky's family had moved to the suburbs before he came along, Nicky's grandfather still kept a few hives. Some of Nicky's earliest childhood memories involve his grandfather's bee equipment such as his smoker and honey extractor. Nicky's grandfather passed on before Nicky had his own hives, but the seed had been planted.
When Nicky and Jessica moved to Griffith, IN in 2017 they struggled to find local honey. Winter came and the one quart of wildflower honey they were able to procure dwindled. One afternoon, as Nicky and Jessica watched the sun set over the freshly fallen snow, Jessica posed a simple question. "What next?" Nicky and Jessica absolutely love being in nature and making the world around them beautiful and sustainable. Nicky answered Jessica’s question of “What next?” by mumbling something about a cash crop of organic tomatoes. Then Jessica asked a now infamous follow up question. "What about bees?"
Nicky took the question Jessica posed very seriously and they went to work nearly immediately lining up bees for the spring. Nicky and Jessica started their first colonies in April of 2019 and with that Earthling Bee Co. was born. Nicky and Jessica had a beautiful first season amongst the bees, quickly developing a passion for beekeeping and finding ways to bring their passion to their friends and neighbors throughout NWI. Earthling Bee Co. made a decision to expand substantially for 2020 ramping their apiaries up to around 10 bee farms spread across NWI. They also officially launched their market presence in the summer of 2020 and also began supplying local honey to a few local small businesses.
Earthling Bee Co. has a passion for our planet and we adore our bees and the work they do. Our mission is to connect our friends and neighbors with local honey while promoting sustainable bee farming practices, fostering a love for pollinators, and providing honey bee education.