Nephi Ephraim Miller started his honey business in Providence, Utah, in 1894. With the help of his pioneer father, Nephi exchanged five bags of oats for seven colonies of bees. This marked the beginning of Miller's Honey. The Idaho office of Miller's Honey Farms, Inc., was established in 1917, when Nephi sent his son Earl to Southeast Idaho to seek additional bee pasture. In 1954, Earl's son Neil took over the Idaho branch. Neil operated the Blackfoot, Idaho, outfit until 1996, when he sold the outfit to his son, John Miller.
In 1970, Miller Honey Farms opened a new branch in Gackle, North Dakota. The Gackle operation harvests over one million pounds of high quality honey annually for markets throughout the United States. In 1974, Miller Honey Farms opened a new branch in Newcastle, California, when the new almond farming industry was beginning to emerge in the state. Bees happen to be essential to the pollination of the almond crop.
Miller Honey Farms is now one of the largest beekeeping outfits in North America. John Miller, who has managed or owned this operation since 1980, also sits on Honey Stinger’s board.