Give ’em a lil’ sugar, y’all!

Is there someone super sweet on your Christmas list this year? Why not get them a little sugar, baby? Honey bee sugar that is, straight from CharlieBee! Treat all or your employees or co-workers to some local-local goodness. One-pound jars or honey sticks make great stocking stuffers. Or buy a big five-pound jar for that …

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Beekeeper Monk

(Photo CharlieBee) Charlie under the wheel of Samsara in a temple near Tibet in far western China (Photo CharlieBee) Novice monks smile from the doorway of a temple in Luang Prabang, Laos I’ve always wanted to be a monk. It started in college when I read Beat Generation authors with their focus on Eastern thought …

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Learn Something New – Texas Beekeepers Association

I highly recommend this upcoming (Saturday, Nov. 7) virtual conference of the Texas Beekeeper’s Association – for anyone from experienced beekeepers to “never-evers.” I produced two video segments (see below) that will be in the archive and I also serve on the organization’s board, so maybe I might be guilty of some bias, but objectively this …

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CharlieBee in the News

Nice article in the recent Community Impact Newspaper. Click HERE to read on their site. Local beekeeper Charlie Agar devoted to protecting pollinators By Lauren Canterberry – Community Impact News When Charlie Agar got his first hive of bees in 2013, he said he could not have imagined that seven years later he would be performing …

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Comal County Master Gardeners – Beekeeping 101

I had the opportunity to present to the Comal County Master Beekeepers recently, and though I always prefer to meet folks in person, the Zoom call was the next best thing. I give some very basics on honeybee biology and what it takes to become a beekeeper (other than losing your dang mind). CLICK HERE …

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Video: Hive Tour Spring 2020

Nothing I love more than taking folks on a hive tour in one of my apiaries, but with this pesky pandemic we can’t be sharing one another’s air anymore so I thought I’d post this video for a quick virtual tour. Please click and subscribe and reach me any time with bee questions or video …

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No, really, I’m not too old for TikTok

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Swarm Catchin’

Oh how I do love catching swarms?! A swarm is “bees on the move” and if I catch them when they are in a “bivouac,” or hanging in a spot temporarily while they search for a new home, they’re usually happy to move into my bee box with all its good resources for them. “Swarming” …

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Interview with Texas Bee Supply

I had a great time talking with Blake Shook, an inspiring commercial beekeeper and owner of Texas Bee Supply. Blake has the knack of a good interviewer to not only ask good questions but actively listen and get people talking … and boy did I talk on?! We talked about bee removal, the nuts and …

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Comal County Honey for Sale!

Get your yummy 2020 honey! Raw, unfiltered, and from right here in Comal County! I’ll be at the New Braunfels Farmer’s Market starting Saturday, Aug. 8 from 9 am to 1 pm. Price is $12 per 1 lb. jar and I accept cash and credit cards. You can also email me at takethesebees@gmail.com for special …

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