Texas “Dearth”

July 6, 2022By CharlieBee Removal New Braunfels, Charlie Bee TV, Texas Honey

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!

February 2, 2022By CharlieBee Removal New Braunfels

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

Beekeeping is my Prozac!

February 1, 2022By CharlieBee Removal New Braunfels, Charlie Bee TV

These recent years have been a rollercoaster, haven’t they? From running out of toilet paper and dousing groceries in Lysol in early 2020 to deep political divides, climate-related catastrophes, and just far too many Zoom calls, it’s been a bit surreal. But through it all I’ve found solace in the simple act of working my … Read More

Express News: 2021 Honey Production Down

November 2, 2021By CharlieTexas Honey

By Timothy Fanning San Antonio Express-News — Nov. 1, 2021 Click here for original article This year’s frigid winter storm and summertime droughts may be responsible for decreased honey production in Texas. Since the state is one of the nation’s top producers, there will be even less honey and potentially higher prices. It’s likely that … Read More

Buzzing with Removals

September 27, 2021By CharlieBee Removal New Braunfels, Charlie Bee TV, Texas Honey

Puns about bees and being “busy” are done to death, but suffice it to say I’m “very busy” with removals these days and scurrying to take care of clients before the close of the season when it becomes impossible to remove and “save” hives through the winter. I usually do removals right up through early … Read More

@CharlieBeeCo on TikTok

August 14, 2021By CharlieBee Removal New Braunfels

I know I’m supposed to be all grown up and stay with the all the other old fogeys on Facebook, but I think TikTok is just about the most fun going on the Interwebs. Folks share some funny and poignant stuff and have been having a blast posting bee content. Click below for a sample … Read More