I only wanted ONE HIVE and look at me now… 


Tanya Phillips is a Master Beekeeper and author of the book Beginning Beekeeping. She volunteers as a Director for Texas Beekeeper’s Association and founded the Travis County Beekeepers Association. She and her husband Chuck Reburn manage over 150 colonies in Travis and Hays counties, with both TopBar and Langstroth hives. Chuck builds the beehives, helps manage colonies, and makes awesome mead; Tanya raises nucs and queens and teaches classes to new beekeepers in their home apiary.  She also enjoys harvesting her ‘bee produce’ to make wax items, lip balms, lotion bars, candles, soap and more that she sells along with their raw honey at local markets.  Email Tanya   or  Email Chuck
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They are founders for the Central Texas Tour de Hives where folks can tour different bee yards between Georgetown and Dripping Springs.2beeksTanya and her husband Chuck are small-scale beekeepers and own Bee Friendly Austin, a small Certified Naturally Grown Apiary in Southwest Austin.  Tanya tends the Top Bar Hives and teaches beginner and hands-on beekeeping classes, while Chuck works with the Langstroth Hives and also builds beehives from beautiful milled cedar. tanya bee flies copyThe Tour de Hives has helped thousands of visitors learn about the amazing honey bee and see how beekeepers keep bees in their own backyards. The tour date coincides with National Honey Bee Day, the 3rd Saturday in August and is a fun family event.

Apiary Tours and Raw Texas Honey for Sale!!!!
If you want to come by for an APIARY TOUR, please check our OPEN HOUSE schedule. We are a working apiary and almost every day is a work day for us, so we may not be onsite if you just show up.  

Bee, Human from Dylan Tidmore on Vimeo – Filmed at Bee Friendly Austin Apiary with Tanya Phillips and Chuck Reburn 🙂