AUSTIN— Once Erika Thompson got a peek into the world of bees, she was hooked.
“They’re fascinating. Every time I get in a hive, I learn something new,” said Thompson, a beekeeper who has made it her mission to educate the public about the tiny winged wonders. “And as a superorganism that’s constantly changing, every hive is different, every time I get in it, and I never know what I’m going to find. It’s exciting.”