SERVING ST. PETE & THE TAMPA BAY AREA FOR ALL OF YOUR BEEKEEPING NEEDS
Saving bees has taught us that helping the little guys can have a big impact in their community and ours.
Spencer and James
Our founder, Spencer, is a Florida Registered Beekeeper and handles the beekeeping side. His boyfriend, James, is responsible for our social media because Spencer is not tech savvy at all. They met when they both attended Stetson University College of Law in sunny Gulfport. Spencer first began keeping bees in law school as a way to cope with getting yelled at by professors and reading mountains of cases and immediately became obsessed with all things bees.
Spencer grew up on a small horse farm in DeLand where he often walked around barefoot. So much so, that his family and friends often referred to him as a hobbit. When he got his first hive, a friend asked if he would go barefoot even when he was taking care of his bees. Thus, the idea for Barefoot Beekeeping Co. was first born. Since then, Spencer and James have been working to take Barefoot Beekeeping Co. from a dream, to a reality.
We’re still new, and growing every day, so please check back frequently for new services, products, and events. You can also follow us on Instagram, @barefootbeekeepingco, for updates. We love to buzz about our bees!