“When we learn to appreciate the smallest creatures, we learn to appreciate and value all creatures.”

-Tara Chapman

About Us

Two Hives Honey was started by Tara Chapman, a native from the tiny West Texas town of Smyer, Texas.  Tara had barely left Texas when she was accepted into Duke University. After graduation in 2003, Tara’s expanding world grew even larger when she was offered a job with the Central Intelligence Agency.  Tara spent the next 10 years working for the federal government, filling up that new passport with stamps from counties such as Afghanistan, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, and Pakistan.

On a fateful day in Austin Texas,  Tara took her first beekeeping class with a friend, Gina, now a member of the Two Hives team.  Inspired and in love with the bees, Tara quit her government job to work for a beekeeper in East Texas rearing queen bees for 4 months. What started a solopreneur running hive tours for Meetup groups on 2 neighborhood hives has evolved into a socially conscious business that aims to educate our community, support other local businesses, and of course, offer you the best damn honey Texas bees can make.

The B Team

A team of Austinites that get to make loving on bees our day jobs. Meet the folks responsible for every single drop of liquid gold.

Tara

BeeEO

My favorite way to eat honey is on top of a banana with a bit of cinnamon and peanut butter!

Sarah

Queen Bee

My favorite way to eat honey is in my famous peanut butter balls!

Evie

Chair of Problem Solving

My favorite way to eat honey is with goat cheese!

Brown

Director of First Impressions

My favorite way to eat honey is on my homeade bread!

Max

The Bee Whisperer

My Favorite way to eat honey is with my daily Chai tea

Katie

Party Planning Committee

My favorite way to eat honey is with granola and yogurt!

Gina

Director of In Hive Experiences

My favorite way to eat honey is just like my grandfather taught me: scoop up a bit (or a lot!) of comb honey and pop it in my mouth!

Sam

The Ringer

My favorite way to eat honey is with a spoon!