Don’t stop! Don’t give up!

January 19, 2023By CharlieCharlie Bee TV

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?

November 16, 2022By CharlieCharlie Bee TV

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”

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

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

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