Bold beekeeper scoops up bees with her bare hands

ByMichael Koenigs & Elie Sokoloff Localish logo
Friday, May 21, 2021
Viral TikTok beekeeper scoops up bees with her hands
This Texas beekeeper went viral on TikTok for her love of bees. Here's what she wants you to know about these pivotal pollinators for #worldbeeday! 🐝

AUSTIN, TX. -- Over 60 million people on Tiktok have watched Erika Thompson interact with a massive hive of bees in her home state of Texas.

"You know, my entire life I've just loved animals. I've loved nature. And when I was a kid, I was really into bugs. That's just what I was into growing up," She says about how she got into beekeeping. Now she's the world's most famous beekeeper.

She founded Texas Beeworks, based in Austin, Texas, with a mission to preserve, protect, and increase honeybee populations across the Lone Star State.

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