The TV Show:

Charlie the Beekeeper rescues honeybees from desperate and dangerous situations and makes lots of friends along the way!

 

THE COMPANY

Welcome to Charlie Bee Company LLC of New Braunfels, Texas!

Beekeeper Charlie Agar serves clients all along the I-35 corridor from San Antonio to Austin.

Charlie captures nuisance honey bees from walls and trees and takes them to a rural “bee-hab” for a little rehabilitation. He then leases bees for agricultural tax valuation on ranch properties all across the area. Charlie also teaches a beginner beekeeping course at his apiary in New Braunfels and all are welcome, and he consults with beekeepers on a case-by-case basis. The byproduct of all this bee work is of course golden delicious Texas Hill Country honey Charlie likes to call “Liquid Sunshine.” For honey orders or help with all things honey bees in and around New Braunfels, Texas, contact Charlie by phone or text at 830.708.8797 or by email at TakeTheseBees@Gmail.com . His work is now the stuff of a reality TV series you can stream on PBS Austin or wherever you watch PBS!

Bee Removal

Bee removals fall into a few simple categories and Charlie has time-tested solutions and straight-forward pricing for every nuisance bee problem.

Lease Bee Hives

Managing an apiary on your property is a great way to achieve an agricultural tax valuation in the State of Texas. We offer full service hive leasing.

Raw Local Honey

Add your name to "the Honey List" to find out where to pick up a few jars of Charlie's liquid sunshine! It's real-deal Texas honey!

Learn Beekeeping

Curious about bees and beekeeping? Book an intro class or a consult with Charlie to learn more in an intro class or consult.

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Charlie Bee News

Don’t stop! Don’t give up!

Don’t stop! Don’t give up!

January 19, 2023

Here’s the thing, y’all: keeping bees alive ain’t easy, and as new beekeepers we just don’t know what we don’t know until we find out later that we didn’t know it. That means we’re going to fail. That means dead-outs for what seems no apparent reason, hive diseases, swarming colonies and parent colonies going feral. … Read More

Bees can think, right?

Bees can think, right?

November 16, 2022

Interesting article in American Scientist Magazine about bees and insect consciousness. It’s easy to imagine bees have deep inner lives – just look at the decisions they make collaboratively and how they build in the hives! It’s clear that there’s something more going on than just instinct.

Texas “Dearth”

Texas “Dearth”

July 6, 2022

Dearth. It means a “scarcity” or “lack” of something. And the Texas summer dearth is a long season with a total lack of nectar-bearing plants for bees and other pollinators. When the temperatures are consistently above 100F, foliage just shrivels up and the land goes dry. And this year has been downright Biblical so far … Read More

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