Charlie Agar is "saving bees and sweetening teas" all across Central Texas from the family homestead and retail store in Seguin, Texas.

Charlie's road to beekeeping was no beeline, though. He once worked the fisheries of Alaska, ski-bummed in Colorado, taught English in Japan, and crisscrossed South and Southeast Asia for years, adventures that morphed into a career as a guidebook writer and later a newspaper reporter.

When dragged against his will to a beekeeping class given by Kirk Tubbs of Tubbs Berry Farm in Twin Falls, Idaho, Charlie caught “bee fever” and got his first hive of honeybees in 2013. He moved to Texas in 2014 and started doing nuisance hive removals and his bee obsession has just snowballed, spawning a bee removal business (the aptly-named “Charlie Bee Company”) and a reality TV series.

Charlie is a past area director of the Texas Beekeepers Association. He is a volunteer mentor with the non-profit Hives for Heroes, and a regular guest speaker and presenter to groups and organizations all across Texas.

Charlie and his wife Kaye are busy building their homestead, bee school and retail site on 15 acres on the south side of Seguin, TX – near the town of New Berlin. Soft opening is scheduled for April 20! Come on by and visit on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10am to 6pm or reach Charlie at 830.708.8797 or TakeTheseBees@Gmail.com