Bastrop Bee Company is a full-service beekeeping operation, owned and operated by Jeff and Sandi Kreider, located in Bastrop, Texas. We deliver, install, and manage beehives for residences and businesses in Bastrop County and surrounding areas. Our goal is to bring environmental enthusiasm by connecting our clients with the benefits of beekeeping. Founded in the Spring of 2019, Bastrop Bee Company began as a hobby and quickly turned into a way of life.
Bastrop Bee Company’s mission is to expand the honeybee population while improving the overall health and safety of the bees, through all-natural practices, while educating others in the process. Bastrop Bee Company envisions a healthier and safer world for the bee community through hard work and environmentally friendly practices.
“FROM HIVE INSTALLATION TO HONEY HARVESTING, BASTROP BEE COMPANY PROVIDES SERVICES THAT MAKE HOME BEEKEEPING A SIMPLE AND SAFE REALITY”
WHO WE ARE
Jeff is a retired U.S. Army Veteran with 20+ years of service, in Logistics and Recruiting. Born in Kirkland, Washington, he grew up in the mountains of Idaho. After the military Jeff enrolled in college at The University of The Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. In 2014, Jeff received his BA Degree in Applied Arts and Sciences. After college, Jeff and his wife Sandi settled just north of Bastrop.
Sandi was raised by Native Texans and is a 5th generation Texan. Sandi was raised in a military family and growing up, lived in both Virginia and California. Sandi has worn many “hats” in her career. Holding a BS in Elementary Ed, from Sul Ross, in Alpine, Texas, and a AAS in Culinary Arts, from The Art Institute, in Austin, Texas, Sandi has been a teacher and a culinary professional, as well as spending 15 years working in ophthalmology, helping people maintain their eye health.
While in the military, Jeff and Sandi raised their kids in the Pacific Northwest. After retirement, he got Sandi, and their kids, back to Texas.
“I LOVE HELPING PEOPLE. I LOVE TEACHING PEOPLE HOW TO HELP THEMSELVES. I THINK THIS IS THE NEXT STEP.” SANDI SAYS.
After settling in Bastrop, Jeff and Sandi set out in search of how they could make a difference, impact the world, while doing something that they loved together. Beekeeping had always been something that they had talked about doing “someday”.
“A BEEHIVE IS LIKE THE MILITARY. IT HAS A HIERARCHY THAT MAKES SENSE. EACH BEE KNOWS THEIR JOB AND DOES IT TO THE BEST OF THEIR ABILITY. THEY ARE ORGANIZED, DISCIPLINED, AND WORK AS A COHESIVE TEAM”
In the Spring of 2019, after months of research and education, they jumped into hobby beekeeping. After starting out with 3 hives, they quickly added several more. In 2020, they decided to help others in realizing their dream of beekeeping, officially launching Bastrop Bee Co. and turning their passion of beekeeping into a business venture.