Best Bee Keepers: Texas Honeybee Guild

Texas Honeybee Guild

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For his 30th birthday, Brandon Pollard’s friend gave him a membership in the Collin County Hobby Beekeeper’s Association. It literally changed his life. It was there he met his wife Susan and there the Texas Honeybee Guild (which the couple operates together) was born. Currently, they have more than 50 bee colonies spread across North Texas and are adding to their numbers one backyard at a time. Really. One of the services the Pollards provide is house calls; if you have an infestation, they will come get your bees. It’s good for you, and good for them, because it provides them with stock for Extra Virgin ZIP Code Honey, their hyper-local side business, which offers honey by ZIP code. (It helps with allergies.) If they don’t have a hive in your area, you can find the Pollards at the Dallas Farmers Market. But call the Texas Honeybee Guild first to find out. It’s worth it.