Mike McMannon – 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 Vasquez – 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 AND PANDA – Our dogs are natives of Arroyo Seco, New Mexico and they can be relied upon for a friendly vibe. These pups act as an occasional alarm system for skunks, bears and other varmints who want to enter the bee yards.