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 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

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

Gimme a break – a tax break, that is!

Gimme a break – a tax break, that is!

February 2, 2022

1-D-1 open space law offers incentives for landowners and opportunity for beekeepers By Charlie Agar (originally printed in the Texas Bee Supply Magazine – Feb 1, 2022) Ben Franklin famously said that nothing is more certain in life than “death and taxes,” but a 2012 Texas law gives landowners a potential reprieve (from the tax … Read More

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