About Register Family Farm

Register Family Farm is operated solely by members of the Register Family.
The truth is, we aren’t really sure how the desire to get two honeybee colonies to help pollinate the garden turned into a full scale, 1,500 colony honeybee farm. We certainly were not looking to get into the honeybee business, but sometimes in life, you stumble upon something that kindles an excitement, an enthusiasm that must be pursued. The last few years have been a whirlwind of bee stings, heavy lifting, and long days and nights, but we would not have it any other way.
Register Family is a military service uniforms.

We are a Veteran Owned, Family Run and Operated, Honey Bee Farm in Northwest Florida. We specialize in Premium Honey and Handcrafted Products. Register Family Farm is operated solely by members of the Register Family.

We are very particular about doing things well. Each product spends a considerable amount of time in development and testing before being approved for sale.

We currently produce our own Wildflower and Tupelo honey, creamed honey, bee pollen, 100% beeswax candles, natural soaps, lip balms, and lotion bars. We pride ourselves on keeping our honeybees healthy and producing quality products.


Register Family Farm is operated solely by members of the Register Family.

It has been quite an adventure thus far, and being able to work together as a family in an endeavor that inspires mutual passion is truly a blessing.

We believe in doing things well, and we sincerely hope that you see the difference. 

Meet the Registers 

Joseph & Elisabeth Register

Joseph & Elisabeth Register Register

Joseph is our founder, CEO and the visionary behind Register Family Farm, which he started in 2013. While he and Jeremiah were raising honeybees, learning the trade, and planning the next steps in the apiary's growth, Joseph and his wife Elisabeth learned how to bottle and package the honey, create the perfect soaps, lip balms, and candles, and market and sell the products at events and stores in the local area. It was an intense first few years getting the business off the ground, but we are all thankful for their hard work. Joseph and Elisabeth are both Veterans and former Officers in the Army.  Joseph was an Infantry Captain, and a RANGER qualified airborne officer who had a dream to create something of his own for his family. Elisabeth was an Airborne, Air Assault Military Police Captain who always pushed herself to achieve and be excellent in her field. Like Most dual military couples, Joseph and Elisabeth spent enough time apart during combat deployments and operational assignments to know that they wanted to have a close family that worked together to achieve something great. Joseph and Elisabeth now have five children. Jacob, Daniel, Benjamin, Grace, and Ruth are our next generation of beekeepers! 

Jeremiah Register

jeremiah registerJeremiah is a pillar of strength here at Register Family Farm. He helped start the apiary, and the tales of his and Joseph's struggles to learn the crazy world of commercial beekeeping are pretty epic. He has been the apiary manager since 2015 and is responsible for the day to day operations and welfare of the hives. His diligence, work ethic, and strict standard of excellence are the reasons for the Apiary's success. Jeremiah and Joseph grew the apiary to over 1,000 hives before receiving some much needed reinforcements from brother James and brother-in-law Alex in 2017. Jeremiah has always had a passion for plants and being outdoors, it was due to a need to pollinate his 30 something fruit trees plus Shelley’s garden, that gave him, Joseph and Gerry the idea to get their first beehives. Previously, Jeremiah was an Airborne, Air Assault and RANGER qualified Infantry Officer in the Army. He spent more than two years in Iraq in the early years of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He understands that working hard and having a desire to always grow personally and professionally are keys to a successful life. You will find Jeremiah working with the bees, planning the next steps for the apiary, building equipment or, in his free time, working out! 

Melissa Register

melissa registerMelissa is the Director of Sales for Register Family Farm and spends her days managing our wholesale accounts, all of our events and farmer's markets we do each week, and a myriad of other mission critical tasks that keep the business buzzing along. Melissa came to join the Family Farm in January of 2017, and we've never been the same since! Previously she was a Major in the Army’s Medical Service Corps and led a distinguished career spanning 12 years of service. Throughout her career Melissa has been all over the world, from an overseas tour in Germany, a Medical Company Command in Fort Bragg, NC, a very long year in Iraq, to a three-year tour at the White House Military Office, Melissa has learned many life skills that set her up for being an entrepreneur. Whether it’s jumping out of planes (Airborne) or traveling around the world (54 countries), Melissa has a love for life and family!  


Gerry & Shelley Register

gerry and shelley register

Gerry and Shelley Register are the Momma and the Papa of our family. Gerry is a self-made man and the definition of an entrepreneur. He has owned many businesses over the years from, building custom homes, a backhoe service company, a contractor for Chick-Fil-A Restaurants, coaching, leading and providing while always managing to spend time leading his family and teaching his six children important life lessons. Gerry is the mastermind behind the design of the facilities, the craftsman behind the building of all equipment and the mechanic who keeps our machines running. Gerry is invaluable as an innovator and is constantly finding better ways to move bees, produce equipment (we make our pallets and most of our own woodenware), and generally improve our processes. Shelley is the heart and soul of our family and we would never accomplish everything without her. She does everything from extracting honey, tending the non-bee farm animals, preparing meals to go for the busy work days, fixing and customizing our bee suits with her amazing sewing skills, and selling honey at markets and events.  Shelley has raised six children, and always volunteers to babysit her many grandkids, while still getting all her work done, so everyone else can accomplish their missions too.  She has been pivotal to the success of our business and invests countless hours behind the scenes to ensure that we are prepared to succeed.

James & Allene Register

James James and Allene Register Family.is the master mechanic and fixer around the farm. James is a fearless man of action and loves nothing more than to tackle a tough problem head on. James is a Veteran and former RANGER qualified airborne and air assault officer in the Army’s Infantry and Signal Branches.  Allene was a Paramedic in Tennessee when her and James met during his years at Fort Campbell, KY. Allene is our chief executive officer and plays an incredible role in keeping the facility running and our products flying off the shelves. James and Allene joined the family farm in 2018 after being stationed in Alaska for three years. James and Allene have four children Erin, Breven, Emmaline and Isabell, who all enjoy playing and working on the farm.

Alex & Katherine (Register) Sweatt

Alex & Katherine (Register) Sweatt Family.Alexander Sweatt is the strong right hand of Register Family Farm operations. He is the first person to arrive and the last to leave. There is no challenge or obstacle that can deter his tenacity and determination to see the days mission to its successful completion. He and Katherine (Register) met in college and married shortly after. They were both Medical Service officers in the Army. Katherine was stationed in Germany and then at Fort Bragg, NC. Alex was stationed at the 82nd Airborne division and spent quite a bit of time jumping out of airplanes (Airborne!). Alex and Katherine joined the family farm in 2018 and we don’t know what we would do without them. They have four beautiful children, Alexis, Jackson, Colton and Charlotte.

 Register Family Farm truck