Get your honey at the Holistic Festival of Life and Wellness

Harmony Hollow will be a VIP vendor at the 5th Holistic Festival of Life & Wellness on Sunday 25 June 2017, selling honey and more.    The event is free to the public – however, if you purchase a VIP pass – many vendors will have special deals available.  (Purchase (2) pint-jars of honey, and get […]

Amma in Dallas – June 17-18 2017 – Green Initiatives / Greenfriends

If you plan to see Amma on 17-18 June 2017 in Dallas – be sure to stop by Amma’s “Green Initiatives” and “Greenfriends” tables.  There you can see the honeybee observation hive from Harmony Hollow Apiaries and talk about our native pollinators, pollinator-friendly plants, and our agricultural pollinators, as well as information about Amma’s […]

2017 Honeybee Removal Information

Rex Smith’s Honeybee Removal – 2017

If you are in need of having a honeybee swarm picked up, or a full colony of bees removed from a structure – please see the following links for my contact information:  (These same links are in the top menu bar on this website as well.)

Also please understand […]

Bee Season has begun!

Though the “swarm season” may have another week to go before it hits fully (and it WILL after a full week of rain next week) – customers from North Texas are already calling for removals of bees that have established in areas of their homes, trees, and yards.

Yesterday was removal #7 for the 2016 […]

Benji’s Bees

In 1898, this house was built in McKinney, Texas.

In 1974, the movie, Benji, was released.  This house was one of the homes used in the movie.  You can see the exterior of the house at 3 min 58 seconds into the movie.  This home is now affectionately known as “The Benji House” in McKinney.

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Observation Hive – DIY Beekeeping Project

Earlier this summer I built an observation hive which holds one frame from a Langstroth hive.  This hive is a great tool for teaching at events where I speak and interact with the public regarding the importance of our pollinators.

The oak wood as well as the plexi sides and the hardware were all obtained […]

Canadian Bee Removal

These bees MUST be Canadian – because they are so polite! The story told by the comb is that they have been here for about 2 months, and that the queen is a fertile and well-laying queen with a solid brood pattern. Plus they are hard-working bees that are bringing in a good amount of […]

Garden to Table – Texas Agrilife Extension

I spent the first half of today with a great team of individuals that are committed to assisting Texas residents with agriculture – whether it be in the form of commercial agriculture, or backyard gardening – and all stages in between.

Today my talk was about backyard beekeeping – covering subjects such as protective gear, […]

One House – Two Hives

1 House, 2 Hives. According to the neighbors, both of these hives have been in existence for well over 10 years. I believe it – with the hard, black propolized comb. Both hives were in the joist space between floors of a 2-story home.

Hive #1 had bees that were very gentle to work with, […]