Meet Walter Schumacher, star of Discovery’s new show “Bee Czar”. This article covers details on his marriage, his age, and his net worth. Moreover, we also explore his career here.
So, keep scrolling down to learn more about him.
Walter Schumacher On Discovery’s Bee Czar
Texas-based Beekeeper Walter Schumacher is starring in Discovery’s new show titled “Bee Czar” the name he is famous for in Texas. In the show, he will be rescuing bees from unwanted places and relocating them where they can thrive and pollinate without wearing any bee suits.
Through working with wild bees, and beginning to understand the depth of their beauty, intelligence, and keystone role in the ecosystem, Walter developed an unbreakable bond with the honey bee. He even realized that the bee suits in the heat would kill him before bees did, so he eventually just stopped wearing one altogether.
He had a thriving business before the COVID-19 pandemics. But, like most businesses, it also affected him.
However, Walter is back and building his business again and one day hopes to rescue unwanted hives for donations.
Walter also shared about his plan to transform his family farm into the new business headquarter after forming a small team including his son Will. The show follows Walter as he restarts the business and trains new beekeepers, including his two younger sons, while Will works to secure contracts selling honey to businesses.
The show premieres on 9 March 2022 on Discovery.
Walter Schumacher Net Worth
Working for nearly a decade, Walter Schumacher has built a net worth above $600 thousand.
Walter founded American Honey Bee Protection Agency and Central Texas Bee Rescue & Preserve in 2006. Walter, also known fondly as the “Bee-Czar”, was intrigued when a friend of his explained that the key to saving the world was to save the honey bee. From that point on, Walter took every step towards figuring out how to save bees from unwanted places without endangering their lives.
Then in 2011, he established Central Texas Bee Rescue as a non-profit under the umbrella of the Austin Community Foundation and held the company’s first fundraiser.
He publicized the non-profit to eliminate the extermination of bees and keep them pollinating important plants. “I’m just so tired of people killing a little creature that makes such a divine thing,” Schumacher told Statesman, adding that honeybees pollinate most of the plants that grow in Texas.
In 2015, Walter made headlines after establishing an unusual business partnership with John Paul DeJoria, owner of Patron Tequila and the Paul Mitchell hair products company who reportedly has a net worth of $2.9 billion according to Forbes. The business venture started when Paul approached him at W Austin Hotel downtown in 2013 and complimented his dreads.
Walter spoke with Reporting Texas and shared, “If bees go, about half our agriculture goes, which means humans start dying, too. I think it was a great investment for me to do for mankind.”
The cost of removing bees is around $300 to $1000 based on their size and location. The money that he earns he ends up losing in most removals and John makes up the differences. Because of their partnership revenue from bee product sales, Walter’s company was able to thrive.
He is also the co-founder of Epic Honey Co. LLC.
Is Walter Schumacher Married?
Walter Schumacher’s marriage remains unclear but he has a partner in his life named Tina Lee (@BeeCzarina). There is no evidence of the two of them being married and Tina hasn’t used his last name. Tina, on 3 February 2022, turned 38 years old.
Two of them share two sons named Odin and Bodhi. Odin turned 10 years old in January 2022 whereas Bodhi stood tall at 5 feet 8 inches when he was only 12 years old in February 2021.
Walter also has a son named William Schumacher (@old.cheesy & @william_schumacher). Born on 7 January 1996, he turned 26 years old in 2022. William is married to his wife Meredith Schumacher. But, the weird aspect is, Walter stated on the Bee Czar preview that he is a single dad but his latest post with Tina on Facebook is dated February 2022.
Plus, Walter has revealed on his Facebook that he is widowed but Nina Marlow (@nina.bryant.14) who Williams stated as his mother on his Facebook has been posting till June 2021. To make the matter even confusing, @jamietheveryworst posted on her FB page and tagged Walter’s son William in May 2019 and posted her photo with William with a caption, “The one who made me a Mom.”
Walter Schumacher Age
Born in October 1963, Walter Schumacher is 58 years old as of March 2022.
Walter Schumacher Height
Talking about height, Walter Schumacher stands tall above 6 feet 2 inches.
Has Walter Schumacher Revealed His Parents And Family?
Walter Schumacher was born to his father William Russell Schumacher and mother Patricia Lynn Lyon. His parents met when his father’s job took him to Houston from Chicago. His father moved to Texas in 1974 and settled there.
However, Walter lost his father on 18 January 2012. His parents stayed happily married for 50 years until his father’s death.
His mother Patsy attended Austin High School and worked at Brownsville ISD. She turned 83 years old in February 2022.
Walter has one brother named Curtis Schumacher (Cheryl) and a sister named Marie Schumacher (@marie.schumacher.3975). Marie has at least one daughter named Riley who works at Brownsville Independent School District.
When Is Walter Schumacher Birthday?
Walter celebrates his birthday on 23 October.
Where Is Walter Schumacher From?
Walter Schumacher hailed from Austin, Texas.
Is Walter Schumacher On Instagram?
No, Walter is not on Instagram but has a Facebook account (@walter.schumacher.188hckf).