Science and Nature

Charlie Bee Company

Charlie Bee Company is a show about a wild Texas beekeeper who rescues Africanized honeybees from desperate & dangerous situations, learning more about bees with each new sting he receives. Every day is a challenge for this bee removal expert who never knows what to expect when meeting an angry hive. Always learning more about bees himself, Charlie and Company bring bee conservation to the global

Beeweaver

55m 16s

In the final episode of Season 1, Charlie goes behind the scenes at a full-scale commercial beekeeping operation dating back to the 1800s. After removing a huge open-air hive in Houston, Charlie tries his hand at Beeweaver Apiaries: shaking packages, sorting bees, and rearing queens -- from grafting larva to their mating flight. Finally, Charlie drops the mic in his very own song and music video.

Episodes

  • Beeweaver

    S1 E8 - 55m 16s

    In the final episode of Season 1, Charlie goes behind the scenes at a full-scale commercial beekeeping operation dating back to the 1800s. After removing a huge open-air hive in Houston, Charlie tries his hand at Beeweaver Apiaries: shaking packages, sorting bees, and rearing queens -- from grafting larva to their mating flight. Finally, Charlie drops the mic in his very own song and music video.

  • Honey, Honey

    S1 E7 - 54m 32s

    Living the dream in the Land of Milk and Honey. Charlie takes on a doubleheader of hives in rural Texas. Then it’s payday in the bee yards as Charlie turns the tap on his Flow Hive, harvests with his friends Jessica and John, and takes his product to market. He captures a Mexican honey wasp nest and get to tag along with an Africanized bee expert. Oh, and bats ... just lots of bats.

  • Two, Tarts

    S1 E6 - 54m 28s

    Farm to table. After converting a garage workshop space into a commercial honey house, Charlie welcomes two local bakers who help him rob a few hives, extract the honey, and then take the raw product straight to the bakery to make some culinary magic. Along the way, Charlie catches a swarm in a freight train and has a chance to step in when a hive sends a homeowner to the hospital.

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    The Business of Bees

    S1 E5 - 54m 24s

    All beekeeping and no fun makes Charlie a dull boy! Diving into the business of bees, Charlie sets up a hive lease for Ag exemption, then gets into a squabble with an ill-mannered chainsaw. Charlie tests out a new electric cargo bike and sets up a special hive designed to make harvesting honey a snap. Working alongside a bee vac inventor, Charlie takes on bees in an oversized roadside chicken.

  • Queen Me

    S1 E4 - 54m 47s

    Charlie takes the city of San Antonio by storm, removing bees from a derelict jet engine, rehabbing a hive at the fabled San Antonio Zoo, and getting into the art of raising, then re-queening colonies. Charlie takes on an eager 5-year-old apprentice beekeeper for a big removal out on an old Texas ranch, then squeaks by a hive inspection by the official state apiary inspector.

  • Bee School and a Hurricane

    S1 E3 - 55m 4s

    Charlie goes back to college where he gets schooled by a bee professor who works on cutting edge bee research. Then, Charlie and crew find themselves in Louisiana in the aftermath of a Hurricane, on one of his toughest removals yet. If you thought live bees were scary, wait until you come across dead bees...and lots of them. Let’s hope you can stomach it better than this good ole beekeeper!

  • Bees, Beers, & Bikes

    S1 E2 - 54m 24s

    Charlie visits the oldest hardware store in Texas and a local brewery, to check out their honey ale. Then he gets an assist on a removal from his wife, Kaye -- who has an eye for finding queens. Charlie attempts a hot, hive removal at possibly the largest fireplace ever made. This hive is hidden under a good chunk of concrete and stone. But that’s okay, Charlie is here to save the day!

  • Welcome to TX Beekeeping!

    S1 E1 - 54m 25s

    In the premiere episode of Charlie Bee Company, Charlie hunts for bees in a wall that survived a removal more than 10 years ago. This time, he’s here for them all! The Bee Mobile gets a makeover, Charlie meets soapmakers who love his honey, then he tackles an angry africanized hive in an old oak tree. But nothing will stop Charlie from saving the bees -- the only thing getting crushed is the job!

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