The Staff

Orange County Beekeeping Supplies, formerly doing business as 'Pierce Beekeeping Equipment' is owned and operated by BeeKeepers.  The Shop has been selling beekeeping supplies out of the same location for the last 25 years. We sell everything a hobbyist beekeeper needs. Additionally, the local bee club houses its extracting equipment at the Shop, and it is available for checkout with deposit by  current club members.


 tom skinner  


Tom has been keeping bees many years now and has recently relocated down to a rural area in Murrieta so he can keep more bees. He has changed his style in recent years and has switched to using 8 frame Mediums. He loves the lighter weight but warns you must be more crisp about managing space with the smaller boxes.  Tom manages between 6 and dozen colonies and everyone is looking forward to some wonderful avacado honey in the Spring.


 bruce black 


Bruce lives out in the Chino valley area and has been keeping bees about 5 years. He really enjoys beekeeping and likes to share his experiences with bees. He has presented at the local bee clubs. Please come down to the shop and benefit from Bruce's experience.


rob stone 



Rob kept bees when he was young and restarted again 10 years ago. He keeps about 20 colonies out in the high desert and has a new bee yard in Irvine. Along with Bill, Tom and Bruce, Rob uses the equipment the shop sells and can offer suggestions on what equipment works the best locally.


bill gibson 



Bill lives locally and truly loves beekeeeping. As a youngster he was introduced  to beekeeping by a neighbor who  kept 20 colonies on his rooftop. Years later, he was given one hive as a gift, and increased the count to six immediately. Today his apairy has 20 plus colonies in it, and supplies Nucs, bees, and brood for the Shop. Bill remembers what its like to be a new beekeeper and has developed a great passion for helping new Beekeepers.