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Hive to Table

Delight in our Pure, Golden Honey Straight from Our Bees

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Experience the Natural Nourishment of our Handcrafted Beeswax Lotions

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Discover the Beauty and Benefits of Sustainable Apiary Practices

Honey & Hive

Nature's Treasures Unleashed

Welcome to Jay's Bees, where the sweet harmony of nature and the magic of beekeeping come together. Our Hive is a testament to the love, dedication, and passion we pour into every jar of honey and every tin of beard wax we create. Allow us to take you on a journey through the world of our homestead apiary.

Founded by Jason and Katie Stiltner, Jay's Bees is a true labor of love. Our story began as a way for Jason to find solace and healing following a profound loss. In 2019, after the passing of his late wife, beekeeping became more than just a hobby. It became an escape, a way to reconnect with himself and the natural world. The bees became his companions, and the hives his sanctuary.

In the tranquil setting of our home, nestled amidst rolling hills and blossoming meadows of Western Rutherford County, Tennessee, we tend to our buzzing family. Together, Jason and Katie work hand in hand, tending to the beehives, carefully harvesting the golden nectar, and transforming it into the purest honey you'll ever taste. Our bees are treated with the utmost care and respect, allowing them to thrive in their natural habitat.

At Jay's Bees, we believe in the beauty of simplicity. That's why our honey is a true embodiment of "single-hive to jar." We pride ourselves on keeping the process as pure as possible, ensuring that each jar of honey captures the unique essence of its hive. Every spoonful is a testament to the hard work of our beloved bees, as they gather nectar from the surrounding flora and create their golden masterpiece.

But our passion doesn't stop at honey alone. We extend the magic of the hive to our selection of exquisite beard waxes and lotions. Through a meticulous process, we infuse our homemade beard wax with the finest honey, creating a truly indulgent and nourishing experience for your facial hair. Our lotions, enriched with the essence of beeswax, moisturize and rejuvenate your skin, leaving it soft, supple, and naturally radiant.

By supporting Jay's Bees, you become part of our beekeeping family. We invite you to join us on this extraordinary journey, where each jar and each product tells a tale of resilience, love, and the beauty of the natural world. As you savor the delicate flavors of our honey or experience the luxurious touch of our beard wax, you'll not only enjoy a truly exceptional product, but you'll also feel the deep connection we have with our bees and the land they call home.

Whether you're a honey connoisseur, a bearded gentleman in search of the perfect grooming companion, or simply someone who appreciates the wonders of nature, we welcome you to explore our offerings. Visit us at local farmers markets, immerse yourself in our online hive, and let the enchantment of Jay's Bees capture your heart. Experience the passion, dedication, and joy that infuse every jar and every tin, and discover the magic of our hive for yourself.

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Things we do

As beekeepers, we can offer a wide range of services that help our community hive and the bees that pollinate our food. Just to list a few...

Swarm Capture

Please contact us right away if you have a swarm of bees on your property or worksite. We will be happy to remove it safely and preserve the hive in our apiary.

Pollination Services

We are happy to make arrangements with farmers to facilitate larger crop yields by setting up hives in the fields for crop pollination.


If you teach or homeschool and would like someone to speak to your students about these amazing creatures, look no further.


For those brave and wise souls who wish to take up the coolest hobby or side hustle in the universe.

Save the Bees

Doing your part to help us help the bees is as simple as becoming a patron at our online store. Our honey and wax products are as natural and authentically local as can bee!

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Our bugs, or "the girls" as chief bee whisperer Jason likes to call them, make some pretty useful raw ingredients. We are thrilled to offer the fruits of our worker bees labor to the global community!

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  • Honey Jars
  • Waxes and Balms
  • Lotion


Husband and wife team Jason and Katie Stiltner work together to serve the bee community on their humble honestead in Rockvale, Tennessee. On occasion their children adorn smaller beesuits and "help" with the hives.

Jason Stiltner

Chief Bee Whisperer

Katie Stiltner

Chief Bee Whisperer Whisperer


Located just a quarter mile from Murfreesboro's city limits, our country-esque location offers the bees a variety of foraging spaces near Overall Creek. As a fully registered Bee Yard with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, farmers within our bee's eight mile foraging range are restricted from utilizing herbicides, insecticides, and other sprays at certain times of the year.