Quality Starts at the Farm
At Nature Nate’s Honey Co., our passion for excellence can be seen on our bottle and tasted in our pure honey, but it’s the work behind the scenes at the Nature Nate’s Farm that enables us to meet the high standards that you trust.
Meet Allen, Maintenance and Facilities Manager at Nature Nate’s Honey Co.
Q: How would you describe your role on the Nature Nate’s team?
I would describe myself as a jack of all trades. I am passionate about making things efficient while also maintaining the highest quality standards possible. As the Maintenance and Facilities Manager, I have the unique opportunity to oversee the teams that keep the equipment at the Farm running smoothly. This includes making our facilities as sanitized and safe as possible and replacing machines that need to be updated. Our efforts keep the bottling line running, but we also do the little things that are just as important, like sanitizing doorknobs and light switches and polishing equipment. My team is passionate about executing tasks with excellence, because we know it will help the organization flourish.
Q: As a company, we strive to be leaders, whether in honey, on our team, or in our community. How do you see yourself contributing to these high standards?
The community aspect is the first thing that hits home for me. Honey Gives Hope is an initiative at Nature Nate’s where we share the many blessings that we’ve been given by supporting families and helping communities around us. Whether it be serving at a local food bank or alongside the National Breast Cancer Foundation, I am personally challenged to actively see and serve those around me. I tend to be one of the first individuals to volunteer for something and love watching the men and women around me step up and follow suit. We never want to work at a company that says one thing and does another, so if we say we love people and love our community, then we need to set the pace of what that looks like. I actively challenge those on my team to lead by example, live with integrity, and love those around them. When we live in a way that honors God, we see the fruit of it.
Q: The Nature Nate’s family implements a set of core values called the Bee Attitudes. Is there a specific attitude you strive to implement?
This is an easy question for me to answer. Bee Loving is the one I strive for daily. In Matthew 22, Jesus states that you should love God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and goes a step further to say you should love your neighbor as yourself. When we love the Lord and love one another, I truly believe all of the other Bee Attitudes will naturally flow from our lives.
Q: What is something you want people to know about Nature Nate’s that they might not know from just looking at our orange label?
I want people to know that we are a family, and our heart is to treat our customers like family. I ask myself with every bottle that I see go down the line, “Would I be willing to give this to my kids?” and the answer is always yes. We are literally giving our customers the highest quality honey on the market, and we don’t take lightly the trust people have in us.