Tara Chapman

Two Hives Honey


A native Texan, Tara Chapman got her start working for the Central Intelligence Agency, and spent the next 10 years working for the federal government, traveling and working in Afghanistan and Pakistan. After a fateful beekeeping class in 2014, Tara was inspired to quit her government job to work for a beekeeper in East Texas. Two Hives Honey was founded in 2015 as a honey company and has since evolved into a beekeeping education company. Tara and her team offer beekeeping classes, equipment, hive tours, unique bee experiences and events, and honey classes at their Honey Ranch outside of Austin, TX.

Tara is speaking in Texas.


Check It Out!

Supporting Native Bees and other Pollinators

Beekeeping has become a popular hobby, but we can't forget the importance of our native bees and other pollinators! Come learn more about the 4,000 species of bees that are native to Texas and ways you can support these bees (and honey bees, butterflies, and other pollinators) in the garden and beyond.
Organic Gardening

Speaking At:

Texas, Sunday 3:30-4:30 p.m., Mother Earth Living Stage

Seasonal Beekeeping in Texas

Come join Tara Chapman to learn from a fellow Texas beekeeper about beekeeping through the seasons: what to look for and steps to take to ensure your bees are best equipped to be successful. Beekeeping is a regional and seasonal activity, and it's important to understand how the unique climate and weather patterns across Texas will impact your considerations in your apiary.
Animal Husbandry

Speaking At:

Texas, Saturday 3:30-4:30 p.m., Farmer's Friend Stage

Harvesting Honey Hands-on Workshop

Harvesting honey is an exciting benefit of beekeeping! Come learn about honey harvesting, including how to safely remove bees from the honey supers and different methods for extracting the honey from the comb (with or without an extractor!). Attendees will get the opportunity to participate in a full honey harvest from frame to jar. Everyone will take home a jar of honey they jarred. This workshop is led by Tara Chapman and open to beekeepers and non-beekeepers alike! Note: An extra pass is required for this workshop. Space is limited, get your passes today
Animal Husbandry Hands On

Speaking At:

Texas, Sunday 11:30-12:30 p.m., Hands-On Workshops Room

Getting Started Beekeeping: Everything you Need to Know!

Beekeeping is an incredibly rewarding endeavor, but many find getting started intimidating and overwhelming to get started! This class will answer all your burning questions related to jumping in, including costs, time commitment, demonstration of necessary gear and equipment, regulations, and more. You will leave class with a better understanding if beekeeping is right for you and your family, and a list of resources and what to do next!
Animal Husbandry

Speaking At:

Texas, Saturday 1:00-1:30 p.m., Farmer's Friend Stage