About Sean Michael Kriletich
I started in agriculture with a couple of bee hives and various 4-H animal husbandry projects when I was nine years old. I have been keeping bees, growing crops and raising animals holistically ever since.
In 2005, after university and a long stint in Latin America I returned to California's Sierra Nevada Mountains where I started a small farm and increased the size of the beekeeping operation. Over the years degrading ecosystem health has killed billions of bees and made beekeeping a difficult profession.
The only clear way to help the bees and ultimately ourselves is to educate humans and improve the health of the ecosystems we inhabit. For me this means teaching workshops, writing articles, building community awareness of ecosystem health and stewarding the land.
Forest stewardship also results in beautiful and diverse woods. Like many beekeepers, I am also a woodworker, so I imagined the sweetest wood as healthy toys for kids and housing for native pollinating insects.
After the 2015 Butte Fire, I purchased a lumber mill and built a wood-shop with the lumber I milled out of dead pine trees. In the solar powered wood-shop my cohorts and I craft everything from fine custom furniture to toys.
Our toys generate untold fun and learning while our Pollinator Hotels provide shelter for native pollinating insects.
In 2021 extreme urban pressure on Sierra Nevada water resources caused me to look for new land to practice regenerative agriculture on. I purchased a half section of beautiful land near Callahan, CA in the Scott Valley of Siskiyou County.
I'm glad you found us, please check out our site, book a space in the campground and RV park and order some of our wooden products.