About The Taos Honey Company
Taos Honey Company, formerly Taos Valley Honey, is known for their low moisture, unfiltered, and unprocessed Raw Amber and Raw Whipped honeys.
14 million bees from an array of 300 hives pollinate and forage from sunflowers, fruit trees, chamiso, alfalfas and clovers throughout this region’s high altitude irrigated pastures. These bees produce the specialty honey that we bottle in small batches at our Honey House on the north end of Taos
Taos Valley Honey was founded by former beekeepers from Questa Honey, which operated in Northern New Mexico during the 1980s and 1990s. After years of experience at Questa Honey, the beekeepers endeavored to open a smaller boutique-scale, specialty beekeeping operation, emphasizing strictly Raw honey products and processes to preserve all natural qualities.
RAW FROM THE HIVE
After purchasing some of the key equipment from Questa Honey, they opened a beekeeping base operation and Honey House on the north end of Taos with a 55 frame extractor, a few bottling tanks, some wax processing equipment and 100 hives.
Taos Honey Company owner Mike McMannon first called Taos home in 1994. Mike purchased the Taos Honey Company after apprenticing for 3 years with the previous owner, Jason, hoping to spend more time with bees while creating an honest and fair job for himself and General Manager Jeffrey Vasquez.
Mike was born and raised in Michigan. Starting in the ‘90s, he spent 17 years working as a wilderness ranger and backcountry mule packer for the Forest Service in Idaho, Colorado, New Mexico and California. During this time, he realized his spirit thrives when working in partnership with other species of creatures; he reckons that mules and bees are basically the same.
Jeffrey is the general manager of Taos Honey Company. He is in charge of all bottling and inventory, packing, shipping, and shop equipment. Jeffrey is a seasoned professional in the food business and still moonlights for his family’s business, making “Pepe’s Salsa”, which is for sale throughout Northern New Mexico.
Jeffrey is a beginner beekeeper, one of those guys who never gets stung.
Smokey is a native of Arroyo Seco, New Mexico and he can be relied upon for a friendly vibe. Smokey acts as an occasional alarm system for skunks, bears and other varmints who want to enter the bee yards.
Taos Honey Company offices a variety of services related to honey and beekeeping. Our services include:
- HoneyBee Extraction from structures
- Swarm capture and relocation
- Hive Maintenance and consulting
- Honey Harvest and extraction
- Private label and special event honey products
To inquire about our services, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 1 (575) 770-2298