I grew up farming

I drove tractors and planted hundreds of acres of crops like my grandfather, tended livestock like my great-grandfather and worked in the mill like my father. I grew up thinking I would live my life on the family farm. With the wisdom of my father, I was led in a different direction and began a career in aircraft maintenance, flying around the world rescuing broken aircraft. 

 Howerton Farm, circa 1920

Howerton Farm, circa 1920

Ten years later

I happened upon an information session on beekeeping and was fascinated by the behavior and nature of bees, their unceasing work to pack away honey, the structure of the colony, and the fact that they do all this instinctively, as they have since creation, without intervention. My passion for farming was reignited and I began keeping bees and farming greens and fruits out of our suburban backyard.

Since 1839, generations of Howertons have farmed along Honey Creek in West Central Missouri. I am the seventh generation. Although hundreds of miles separate me from the original farm, the tradition lives on in Tennessee through Honey Creek Company and our award winning products.

What People are Saying

This is the best honey I’ve ever had!
— John M.
This is the best lip balm! It healed my lips right up!
— Katye A.
Hey, we just wanted to get back to you and tell you that we absolutely love the honey and my girls really love those lip balms! Thank you!!!
— Teresa P.
This is an outstanding batch. Thank you...I love it!
— Thomas T.
Got my package in the mail today! I absolutely love the lip balm! I am definitely hooked!
— Kerri R.

Our Mission

We strive to provide the highest quality products to the glory of God. Simplicity is at the heart of Honey Creek Company. Much like the farm values I was raised with, our products are pure, honest and wholesome. 


Our Family

My name is Michael Howerton and I'm the suburban farmer and beekeeper. My wife is our photographer and designer. We have three darling children 5 years old and younger, and consider each of them gifts from God, made in his image. We value working hard, living simply, and going to the farmers market for donuts on the weekend! We love adventures, like having three children under the age of 5. We are learning how to live our lives to the fullest. We love what we do and are thankful that God opened the door for us to pursue this business together. Middle TN is our home, although the 800 acre family farm in MO will always be in our hearts.