We've lived most of our married life working and raising our two children in central Texas. By trade Keith is a full time developer who works remote and Christine a retired systems engineer.  We are Beekeepers and owners of Ahava Honey Farm and Ranch in Levelland, Texas. Ahava is God's love in action - so our focus is just that --- and as an extension our immediate and surrounding communities in support of education, to provide bee rescue services, local honey and honeybees. In addition to honeybees, our love for animals has resulted in a small menagerie that bring us joy.

 

We absolutely love hosting and were thrilled be given such a magnificent homestead with a guesthouse that allows us to would allow us to share our little homestead life.  We unabashedly give all glory to our God - it is He alone who makes us - US. He provided this place where travelers find peace, hope, restoration and rest. We are honored to host every divine encounter and humbled to by the opportunity to love each precious individual that comes to stay.  

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Christine Mitchell

Christine loves people and loves to drive change that serves.  She considers herself a servant leader.  Christine's first exposure to bees was in her teens -- helping a High School friend who kept bees.  At the time beekeeping wasn't a  thought, but as Christine looked at retirement, she wanted to continue to work -- not for the sake of work - but for the sake of a greater good.   Caring for Honeybees has been great, but actively engaging the community and pulling them into a better understanding and knowledge of this misunderstood creature was even better.  Christine and Keith have a 3.5 acre homestead where they keep their bees, friendly farm animals and have a designated AirBnB guesthouse where they welcome guests who want a Honey Farm experience.

Background

Christine is a retired Systems Engineer with an Digital Sales & Marketing background Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. 

Keith Mitchell

Keith is a man of many talents!  He truly does triple duty at the Mitchell Homestead -- not only does he work full time, but he gets up early to exercise and manage all barnyard animals - horses, goats, geese, ducks, chickens, and rabbits  AND tackles homestead projects on a constant basis.  To top it off - Keith plays Ukulele and is a Magician in his own right -- serving as house magician for several family restaurants and performing at a multitude of private venues, weddings and country clubs.  Plans are for Keith to entertain many who come in the future via Ahava Honey Farm events and be and available as an entertainer for hire for local birthday parties as well.

Background

Keith and Christine have been married 38 years and Keith currently works full time remote as a Data Conversion Engineer.  Keith has a Bachelors of Business Administration and Management Information Systems from UT Austin.

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