Tom Breuggan

Tom Breuggan

Beekeeping Instructor - Houston, TX

  • If I were a honeybee I would have to be a worker. After all, the drones are danged either way, and I'm not one to lay around until I get thrown out of the house into the cold.
  • I eat honey daily when I remember. I keep a jar on my desk at work for others to enjoy as well.
  • If I were a flower, I suppose I'd be something simple like a clover. Nothing fancy, nothing too crazy. Just a plain old common flower.
  • I like it best when customers don't think they know much about honeybees but are enthusiastic to learn (off the record, it drives me nuts when people start spouting off bee facts, as if I don't know them..). When I sell honey or do removals I love to show people what and why I'm doing it, especially with removals. I always like to give a little bee class in the process, showing them the brood, queen, etc.
  • RRH has been a great opportunity for me, and I like what they are doing promoting the good news of honeybees. There seems to be no shortage of people that want to learn and know more about honeybees but don't know where to even start. This class gives them a very affordable, and low key environment to get there questions answered and hopefully inspire them! I consider myself very outgoing in general, and perhaps somewhat eccentric compared to my peers. My coworkers think I'm crazy for messing with bees so much, but they acknowledge that it is a true passion of mine. I grew up on a farm but was never exposed to honeybees when I was younger. But it has consumed me since I have started into it. The more I work with nature, and understand it, the more I want to learn and the more I want to do. I approach beekeeping from a wholly organic and treatment free standpoint. Bees have been doing it on there own for 1000's or years, working with mankind is just a blip in their history. They don't need us, they just need us to understand them to work together effectively.