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
That’s IT for 2021, Y’all! Thank you!
That’s it for Charlie Bee Company in 2021, y’all! We’re coming into the colder months here in Texas and any nuisance hive removals will have to wait until March so the bees can survive the transition from your wall, tree, or water meter to the CharlieBee bee yard. Our hives will be getting into their … Read More
Express News: 2021 Honey Production Down
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
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
Austin Statesman: CharlieBee
CENTRAL TEXAS BEEKEEPER SAVES ONE HIVE AT A TIME BY BUILDING NEW HOMES FOR POLLINATORS CLICK HERE to read the article at Statesman.com Claire Osborn / Austin American-Statesman Photos by Mikala Compton Sept. 5, 2021, SAN MARCOS — When Charlie Agar pried open the lid of an abandoned piece of farm machinery in San Marcos … Read More
Curbside Pickup Saturday, Jan. 23
Looking to maintain good social distance? No sweat! The New Braunfels Farmer’s Market is offering curbside pickup this Saturday, Jan. 23 from 9 am to 1 pm at 186 S Castell Ave downtown, just next to Krause’s Biergarten and Cafe. Simply fill out the form below and send payment to Charlie via Venmo at @Charles-Agar. … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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 … Read More
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 email@example.com for special … Read More