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Our History

As one of the nation’s largest bulk bee suppliers, we know what it takes to raise high quality bees. Desert Creek was started 20 years ago by Blake Shook, who grew the business from a personal hobby. Since then, we’ve become a trusted name throughout the beekeeping industry, operating thousands of beehives nationwide, producing honey, pollinating crops and raising bees to sell. We also broker bees for orchards in California ( as well as bottle and sell honey to grocery stores ( Our sister company ( sells commercial and hobby beekeeping supplies nationwide . Whether you’re a veteran commercial beekeeper or brand new to the industry, we speak your language. Consider us an open book and a resource to help you be a successful beekeeper. We look forward to serving you! 

Meet Our Team


Blake Shook 


Blake founded Desert Creek in 2002. He currently serves on the National Honey Board as well as the American Beekeeping Federation, and is a former president of the Texas Beekeepers Association. Under Blake’s vision and through teamwork with  amazing employees, Desert Creek has grown to include five businesses spanning commercial migratory beekeeping, honey packing, pollination brokering, beekeeping supplies, and bulk bee selling!


Hayden Chrisman

Operations Manager

Hayden began keeping bees as a young teenager and quickly exploded into a commercial beekeeper before even graduating high school. He joined the Desert Creek team as an expert in all areas of beekeeping, and specializes in growing and selling top-quality bees. Hayden oversees operations for Desert Creek Bulk Bees!



Tiffany Adair


Tiffany is a long-time member of the Desert Creek team and serves in a wide variety of capacities throughout the company. She oversees office administration, customer advocacy, logistics coordination and much, much more. She’s typically the first point of contact for anyone reaching out to us!


Cesar Gomez

Field Manager

Cesar joined Desert Creek many years ago, and has become one of our sharpest beekeeping experts. He oversees our field crews, and is involved in making top-quality nucs and hives every single day!


Andrew Roehrig


Andrew fills many critical roles for the entire Desert Creek business and is a long-time member of the Desert Creek team. He serves as CFO for Desert Creek Bulk Bees, working to ensure we offer the best possible value to our customers!


Expert Field Crew

Field Crew

Our field crew beekeepers deserve the most credit of all. From quality control, to feeding, making nucs, delivering hives, and so much more, none of this would be possible without them!


beekeeper focused

As beekeepers, we know how important it is to have high-quality bees. So we work tirelessly to raise, transport and provide you with the highest quality bees in the industry.


excellent value

Every beekeeper loves a good deal. But with bees, you tend to get what you pay for. We strive to balance pricing and quality to provide the highest quality bees for any budget.


Education centric

We know beekeeping is hard. That's why we’re an open book. We'll share any tip, trick, or information we've learned over the years, to help you succeed!


supportive community

We are active participants in the beekeeping community, nationwide. We frequently speak, serve, donate, and conduct research, to the benefit of the entire industry!

Our Core Values

Our Operation

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