The secret to being a good beekeeper is resource allocation. Understanding what one hive needs more of and perhaps what it has to spare to share with another hive."
When Tara Chapman and her friend, Gina, attended a beekeeping class, they had no idea that one fateful experience would evolve into what is now Two Hives Honey, a socially conscious business aimed at educating their community and supporting other local businesses through their love of Texas bees and the incredible honey they produce.
Two Hives Honey was founded by Tara Chapman. She was not looking to start a honey business when she was first introduced to the fascinating practice and environmentally critical art that has been around for millennia. She had traveled the world through her job working for the U.S. federal government, filling up her passport with stamps from countries such as Afghanistan, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, and Pakistan.
When Tara and Gina, now a Two Hives Honey team member, attended their first beekeeping class in Austin, Texas, something changed for Tara. She was inspired by and fell in love with the bees, and she knew she had found her passion — becoming a beekeeper.
She soon quit her government job to work for a beekeeper in East Texas rearing queen bees for four months. What started as a solopreneur running hive tours for Meetup groups with two neighborhood hives has grown into a business buzzing with a wide range of colorful and flavorful honeys crafted by her amazing colony of Texas honeybees.