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
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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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