Natural Bee Keeping
in Middle Tennessee
Let Bees Be Bees
About Bee Kept
Bee Kept is located in Southern Middle Tennessee and is owned by Adam and Leslie Martin. Our bee adventure started using all of the traditional methods taught and promoted by beekeepers and bee clubs all over America. After failing miserably in our first season beekeeping, we used these failures as opportunities to learn outside of the bee box beekeeping methods. By season two we changed our beekeeping method and mindset, and utilized more natural and sustainable methods of beekeeping.
Learn More Natural Bee Hive Styles
The horizontal hive design that incorporates standard deep Langstroth frames.
European style hive designed to mimic a more natural comb shape and size. Better for the bees and the beekeeper.
Did you know that you can catch a swarm of feral bees in your own backyard?!?
Attend an upcoming class!
Not sure where to begin? Join us in an upcoming class and learn everything you need to get started keeping bees naturally. From the types of hives, how to catch a swarm, what to look for when inspecting a hive and more!
Register today and reserve your spot in the next class
Natural & Sustainable
By catching feral swarms and using horizontal hives
Natures bee food is honey and we leave them plenty
Large strong colonies of feral honey bees naturally resilient to pests
Allowing bees to build natural comb in order to pursue small cell size
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Sign up today! The Cluster is emailed once a month and highlights specific beekeeping topics. Additional emails with scheduled classes, product availability, events, and general beesiness are sent throughout the month.