Tanya 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.
They are founders for the Central Texas Tour de Hives where folks can tour different bee yards between Georgetown and Dripping Springs.
The 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.
The 2017 Tour de Hives will be August 19th with Tour Headquarters at the Zilker Botanical Gardens!
Apiary Tours and Raw Texas Honey for Sale!!!!
If you want to come by for an APIARY TOUR, please call or text us to arrange a time.
Apiary tours are FREE with a minimum $9 HONEY PURCHASE! 🙂
We ALWAYS have honey for sale! Please call, email or text first! 🙂
*** ALWAYS CHECK WEBSITE TO SEE IF HANDS ON CLASSES (Class #2) ARE STILL ON. We can’t work the bees if it’s too cold, too wet, too rainy, too windy, etc. I try to email everyone signed up for classes a day or two before to let you know that the class is still on. When in doubt, please email, call, or text Tanya to make sure class is still happening.
Tanya and Chuck are happy and involved beekeepers doing their part to save the world, one bee at a time!