Central Texas beekeeper to star on Saturday TV show

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AUSTIN (KXAN) – A beekeeper here in central Texas is set to star in a new reality show premiering this weekend.

“Charlie Bee Company” will air on Texas airwaves Saturday, Jan. 8 at 4:30 p.m. on Austin PBS. In eight one-hour episodes, the show aims to educate the public about Hill Country bees, the elimination process, and the importance of these pollinators.

“Charlie Bee Company” (Courtesy: iniosante inc)

The star of the show is beekeeper Charlie Agar, who is based in New Braunfels. His website says Agar was dragged to a beekeeping class in Idaho, where he developed a passion for it and had his first beehive in 2013. He moved to Texas in 2014.

“People are just starting to understand how important bees are to the ecosystem, and I’m delighted to share my love for all things bees and beekeeping,” Agar said. in a press release. “We had absolute pleasure doing this show.”

Director Ashley Scott Davison of iniosante studios and the video crews braved the hot Texas weather and angry bees to follow Hagar and capture his work. The series also features interviews with academic researchers and a behind-the-scenes look at commercial beekeeping operations.

“The first time we followed Charlie on one of his bee kidnappings, I got stung over 20 times,” Davison said in a press release. “I was literally pulling the pricks out of my leg – I knew we were having a show over there that people would be glued to. “

In addition to being broadcast on Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. starting this weekend, the show will be rebroadcast on Sunday at 2 p.m. Following the show’s Austin debut, “Charlie Bee Company” will air across the country on PBS in the spring.

Watch the Season 1 Trailer Online.


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