3-2-21 Tonight we’re back on our regular schedule, and are happy to be talking with Clint Walker and Chase Cohagan, of Walker Honey Farm and Dancing Bee Winery. Clint Walker III is a third-generation beekeeper and the owner of Walker Honey Farm in Rogers, TX.  In 2011, Walker Honey Farm opened Dancing Bee Winery as the mead making arm of the business.

Walker Honey Farm was founded in 1930, in the midst of the Great Depression, when Clint Walker Sr. started with 150 hives. Over the years, the business has expanded and grown to encompass bee operations all over Texas. Clint is a third generation Texas beekeeper. Like his father and grandfather before him, he is a full-time beekeeper. His son, Jonathan— became lead beekeeper in 2018. That makes him the fourth generation in the Walker family since 1930 to choose beekeeping as a profession and lifestyle. During Clint’s lifetime their family has operated bees for profit—either pollination services for a fee or for honey production—in every ecoregion of Texas except the Trans Pecos.

Chase Cohagan has been Dancing Bee’s mead maker since 2014, specializing in meads that appeal to wine drinkers.  The choice to call ourselves Dancing Bee Winery rather than Meadery was deliberate.  Most of Dancing Bee’s meads are still, in a corked bottle, and around 12-14% alcohol by volume.  We also make carbonated session meads on tap, for growler fills or canning.  Chase also helps with beekeeping and honey extracting at Walker Honey Farm.

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