E.J. Caton started his journey in beekeeping back in
His mentor was Amos Archer who taught him everything
he knew until his passing in the early 70's.
Early on Caton started thirsting for more when he began
working his own hives,
and went to the local libraries, and the
local university's library seeking out anything he could find
about Honeybees and about Beekeeping.
Years passed and his hive numbers
expanded quickly as he and his father started
seeking out places to go and things to buy.
Buying out equipment from other old timer beekeepers
such as hand crank extractor, tools, hives and
anything that he could use.
He even made his own observation hive,
after reading about them in a monthly bee magazine
he was receiving.
Years later his father was killed in a terrible, tragic
accident by, not one, but three drunk drivers.
Joe was a senior in High School when he lost his father.
Joe went on to college and met a woman he married
and one year later started a family.
His Beekeeping days were put on hold until his
girls were grown and on their own.
Now he is back and is enjoying his first love,
and he loves to share this love for nature and his
honeybees, with others,
and with you.