The TikTok page ‘TexasBeeWorks’ goes viral for the owner’s incredible beekeeping skills

While TikTok is often full of influencers dancing and entertaining people, one report has been blown up recently for a remarkable reason: it gives people untapped insights into the world of beekeeping.

The TikTok account, which operates under the name “texasbeeworks”, has amassed 3.7 million followers. The total number of accounts is now 49.7 million. While all of the videos on the account are popular and the average post has been viewed around 5 million times, some recently went viral which helped increase the account’s popularity.

Take, for example, a recent video that has already garnered 57.1 million views and 10.2 million likes. The post shows a live bee removal by Erika Thompson, beekeeper and owner of the TikTok viral account.


Save the bees! #bees #tiktok #foryou #fyp #nature #love #animals #amazing

♬ Original sound – Erika Thompson

In the video, she explains in a gentle voice-over how she was called to a property to remove a beehive that was believed to have been under the residents’ shed for the past few years.

While the landlord was about to call an exterminator, Thompson removed the beehive without harming the bees.


How honeybees survive the cold #bees #beekeeper #natureismetal #learnontiktok

♬ Original sound – Erika Thompson

Many TikTok users were intrigued by Erika’s bee removal process and were shocked that she was shoveling bees with her bare hands.

In a comment with over 600,000 likes, one user said “girl is braver than anyone else on this app,” while another follower shared similar feelings, pointing out that Thompson has “no gloves, nothing”.

“And then I’ll book it inside if I see a bee three bees down,” joked the user.

Who is Erika Thompson on TikTok?

Erika Thompson, 34, is the person behind the TikTok texasbeeworks account. A native of Austin, Texas, is the founder and CEO of the beekeeping company Texas Beeworks. She first got into beekeeping after taking a class in 2011, which resulted in her keeping her first beehive in her backyard.

In 2014, she founded Texas Beeworks, which places and maintains beehives over the state. They also offer services like beekeeping courses and live bee removal.

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