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

Bare Naked Bee Removal

March 23, 2021By CharlieCharlie Bee TV

Seems like everyone on social media is getting lots of exposure these days for doing daring things with honeybees without wearing any protective equipment. And while it’s certainly true that a sign of a skilled beekeeper is being able to work bees and read their “mood” and likeliness to sting and then cover up (or … Read More

Winter Bees

February 16, 2021By CharlieCharlie Bee TV

I’ve had lots of questions from folks wondering how bees can survive these record low temperatures and unusual heavy snowfall in Texas recently. “Do bees hibernate?” “Do you have to bring the hives into your garage?” The good news is that honey bees are made for this! All of their hard work over the busy … Read More

Demolition Bee Removal

February 3, 2021By CharlieBee Removal New Braunfels, Charlie Bee TV

We still have potential cold days ahead of us in this new month of February, so I’m not in full bee removal mode yet. But when I get calls like this about a hive in a dangerous situation during a structure demolition, I hustle right to the scene. These bees were a very quick and … Read More

Winter Swarms?!

January 19, 2021By CharlieBee Removal New Braunfels, Charlie Bee TV

Short video of a swarm capture on January 18, 2021 Another winter swarm! I caught a little swarm in December and now an early spring swarm on January 18. It’s kind of unusual behavior, as most bees only swarm in spring or when resources are plenty. “Swarming” is how bees reproduce. A successful colony has … Read More