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Artist Editions are a hit!

We wanted to take a minute to thank everyone who participated in the Artist Editions Live Auction. We were able to raise almost $600 for the  True Colors Fund from the auction of these Tank Tops.

Summary: Monkey & The Bee return with: Artist Editions. We had local artist, Cherie Fruehan , hand paint ONLY 5 of our “OUR AMERICA” Tank tops to auction off Live on Facebook & Instagram.

Thank you Walter Lee (aka Jada Pinkett Fox) for co-hosting with The Monkey (aka Frank), you are always there for us when we need some support and we truly value your friendship!

A special thank you to Artist Cherie Fruehan for hand-painting our “Our America” tank tops and donating your time and artistic vision to create something truly one-of-a-kind for us. You took our tanks as inspiration and really captured the spirit of what Monkey & The Bee is.

And our HIGHEST BIDDER for the Our America Freddie Mercury Tank was Brent Allen Love … who graciously donated $200 for this tank top. Thank you Thank you Thank you! You are an amazing guy and your donation is greatly appreciated!

Artist Edition Liberty | Our America | Monkey & The Bee | Cherie Fruehan
Artist Edition Lion | Our America | Monkey & The Bee | Cherie Fruehan
Artist Edition Lady | Our America | Monkey & The Bee | Cherie Fruehan
Artist Edition Disco | Our America | Monkey & The Bee | Cherie Fruehan
Artist Edition Freddie | Our America | Monkey & The Bee | Cherie Fruehan

We will continue with the Artist Editions Live Auctions
and in the future we’ll work out some of the kinks like getting a microphone for the camera 😛


Missed the Auction?

You can still donate directly to the True Colors Fund on our

Fundraising Team Page!

Join us in helping raise some $$$ for a good cause!

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We’ve been busy!

Monkey & The Bee Vendor Booth at TBRU 23 with Domita DeBaun Sanchez

Pride month has been GO GO GO for Monkey & The Bee!

Here are just a few Highlights:


Monkey & The Bee Vendor Booth at TBRU 23 with Domita DeBaun Sanchez

What a way to kick off #pridemonth for 2018 at Texas Bear Round-Up. Thank you to everyone that helped, stopped by, purchased, hung out, and supported Monkey & The Bee at TBRU this year. It’s a great event that we look forward to every year and can’t wait to do it again in March 2019! Happy Pride!

A special shout out to Domita Debaun Sanchez. We <3 you!

Artist working together!

Pogonophile Tank | Model Jay Fuertez | Photography Jay Fuertez
Big Banana Tank | Model: Freddy | Photography Jay Fuertez | Harness Johnny Martinez Leather
Cake Tee | Model: Jason | Photography Jay Fuertez | Harness Johnny Martinez Leather

Creative Photo Magician: Jay Fuertez
Clothing by: Monkey & The Bee
Amazing leather harness and jock: Johnny Martinez Leather
Models: Jay (himself), Jason, & Freddy

Thank you all!!

Houston Pride

Eagle Houston Annual Pride Street Party
Eagle Houston Annual Pride Street Party
Eagle Houston Annual Pride Street Party
Eagle Houston Annual Pride Street Party
Eagle Houston Annual Pride Street Party
Eagle Houston Annual Pride Street Party

Thank you to all of the guys at the Eagle Houston for having such a great street party over Houston Pride Weekend. We met a ton of people, sold a lot of shirts, and got to really introduce our company to the Houston Community. We are so happy that we got to make it down for this event and can’t wait to do it again!

Special Shout out to Rob & Daniel from the Eagle Houston for making the event fun and flawless!

and … this great write up at Voyage Dallas!

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May is HUGE!

Pogonophile | Bearded Man | Monkey & The Bee

May is one of our biggest months … and this year is no different!

We’ve already had a great:

We have more events coming up including:

We are currently restocking inventory as well as getting some new shirts & tanks in for our upcoming events! Definitely pre-order your wild cherries & pogonophile shirts because we are sure these won’t last!

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All around Dallas …

Naughty Bear | Graphic Tee | Monkey & The Bee

April Events

The-THIRST-Tank | Monkey & The Bee | Thirsty | Milkshake Tank Top


APRIL 4th – 6PM to 9PM

Join us for the Wednesday Night Wine Walk at Cedar Springs Tap House.

Purchase a $10 CSMA Wine Glass and enjoy free wine all evening from participating merchants. Wine glasses can be purchased in front of the Round Up Saloon. Look for the lighted tent out front. The drawing for the gift basket will be held in The Round Up Saloon.

Sign up to win a great Gift Basket filled with Goodies from the Cedar Springs Merchants.

Support the Wine Walk and Support Increased Security in the Neighborhood. Help us keep you safer!

Love Unconditionally: Awareness Tee | Monkey & The Bee | NAVY | Front worn by actor Michael Russell

RAW Artists Dallas Presents Magnify

APRIL 5th – 7PM to 11PM

Join us on Thursday, April 5th at Gas Monkey LIVE to celebrate the wealth of talent that is Dallas’ diverse and talented art scene.

Featuring the work of local artists.

PRESALE Ticket Deadline: Thu, Mar 29th, 2018

Tickets $22 presale:

What the Luck? | St. Patrick's Day Tshirt | Lucky Graphic Tee | Monkey & The Bee

Project Funway w/ Sassy O’Hara

APRIL 18th – 10PM to 2AM

JOIN YOUR HOST SASSY for PROJECT FUNWAY sponsored by Kruto Vodka USA & Monkey & The Bee!

Project Funway is a fashion game show with judges, an emcee, and a roomful of admiring fashionistas.

$100 Cash Prize / night – sponsored by Kruto Vodka USA
Tee or Tank of your choice for 1st Runner up – Sponsored by Monkey & The Bee

Test your design skills by bedazzling, pinning, taping, and/or stapling your best creation or just sit back, grab an adult beverage and enjoy the show, while cheering on your favorite contestant(s).

Keep up with all our EVENTS!

Would you like us to pop-up at your venue? Do you think your customer would like to meet us and shop our gear … shoot us an email!

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Did you know?

Thirsty Graphic | Monkey & The Bee
The THRIST-TEE | Black VNeck Tshirt | Monkey & The Bee

Our first Tee/Tank of the year is up for Pre-Order.

We have them in production and should be shipping them out at the end of next week.

This THIRST-TEE is a definite must have for everyone. The Monkey & The Bee have just been giggling over this design. A manga inspired milkshake asks, “Thirsty?”

Dallas Thunder Kitties Team Tee | PSSA | Dallas Softball | Monkey & The Bee

Monkey & The Bee is always looking for different ways to give back to the community. This year, we are sponsoring one of the Dallas Softball Teams … The Dallas Thunder Kitties!

We will be out at some of the games this season with our shop set up … and selling their team t-shirts online here! The shirts are in production right now but, as soon as we have them we will let you know!


Check out Monkey & The Bee’s team fundraising page for True Colors Fund:

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5 Things Happening at Monkey & The Bee

The Monkey & The Bee got married in July!


The Monkey & The Bee got married in July!

Love Wins!

Everyone has been asking when new designs will be coming out … well … a lot has been happening … The Monkey & The Bee got married in July!

We started Monkey & The Bee as a way to potentially help pay for our wedding. We did it! We have had tremendous support from our customers for the past 8 months and are excited to take the next step in our journey with you.


This isn’t just monkey business | Dallas Voice | Monkey & The Bee

We’re famous (kinda)!

In the news … We were humbled by the request by the Dallas Voice to do an article about our company for this years’ Pride edition.

Instfamous … or at least we felt that way when the article came out. Want to know more about Monkey & The Bee … this is a great article that tells you more about what we are about and how we are involved with the lgbtq community in Dallas.


Monkey & The Bee hit the road and set up shop at RMC in Longview, Texas.


Most recently, The Bee and Tommy & Glenn, hit the road to set up shop in Longview, Texas at RMC. This was our first venture outside the Big D and boy was it a great trip. We left Dallas on a Friday night a couple weeks ago, drove out to Longview, set up shop, and mingled with the crowd at RMC, then headed back home. It was a long night but well worth it! We had a great time meeting new people and of course selling some tees and tanks!

Everyone at RMC, from the owners, staff, and patrons of the bar were so very welcoming and supportive of Monkey & The Bee. We can’t wait to go back with new designs and styles!

Out and about! Of course, we have been setting up shop all over Dallas for the past couple of months. Some of the great businesses that have allowed us to set up shop include: The Round-Up Saloon & Dance Hall, S4 – The Rose Room @S4, and Cedar Springs Tap House.


#monkeybeegotme Monkey & The Bee Got Me Promo

Got me!

The Monkey has been out and about with our Monkey & The Bee GOT ME! bags … hitting the streets and handing out our special promo bags.

You never know when this will be happening or when he’s going to pop up and get you!

Make sure to follow us on Instagram and of course like our Facebook page to see what we are up to next and where we will be.


Monkey & The Bee | Gay Pride | Gay Owned Business

And last but probably most important to us …  we are gearing up new designs for 2017 Dallas Pride Festival (Official)​ we wanted to reflect on the amazing support we have received from our customers so far this year. We are truly thankful to each and every one of you.

Giving back to the community is very important to us. Although we are a small company (started late last year) we do everything we can to give back in some form or fashion (pun intended) to the community.

So far this year we’ve been able to contribute to:

True Colors Fund​
Legacy Counseling​
Resource Center​
Angie’s Friends​
2017 Miss LifeWalk Pageant​

As well as gift basket donations to many different fundraisers and benefits.

#givingback #awarenesstees #supportsmallbusiness #shopsmall #monkeybeetees #monkeyandthebee #graphictees #lgbtq #gaypride #dallaspride #bigD

Where will we be next ..

Check out our events page on Facebook

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What a whirlwind!

Chance | Swain Artist Management | Monkey & The Bee | Artist Editions

WOW! Thank you is all we can say!

The last few months at Monkey & The Bee have been amazing. Not only do our pop-up shops continue to introduce us to more of the dallas community but you all keep coming back for more!

Here’s a quick recap of what’s been going on:

THANK YOU ALL AGAIN FOR THE SUPPORT! We will continue to bring you new and fresh ideas on tees/tanks/ and more!


#monkeybeetees #monkeyandthebee #shopsmall #smallbusiness #pride #monkeybeeEVERYwear #dallas #graphictees

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This isn’t just monkey business

Monkey & The Bee | Domita Sanchez | TBRU | Gay T-shirt Company

This isn’t just monkey business

Money and The Bee T-shirt company stays rooted in community service

Michael Albee and Frank Martinez started their t-shirt company — Monkey and the Bee — after “we started freaking out about how to pay for our wedding,” the men explained.
Martinez suggested Albee, a graphic designer, put his art on a t-shirt. And, Albee said, “We decided to go for it, see if there’s an interest.”

Read the rest of the article on the Dallas Voice!


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February News

Dalton Rapattoni wearing Love Unconditionally Awareness Tee from Monkey & The Bee
Dalton Rapattoni wearing Love Unconditionally Awareness Tee from Monkey & The Bee

February has been Awesome!

Our first shout out goes to Dalton & Kiva Rapattoni … They took the time out of their busy schedules to stop by Monkey & The Bee to purchase an Awareness Tee to support the Dallas Resource Center Health Campus – Nutrition Center. On top of that Dalton posted this silly picture of him wearing our tee on his Instagram account and got us a few more sales (which means a few more donations) that we may not have gotten without their help. Thank you Dalton & Kiva for your support … we truly appreciate your kind spirit and helping us out with the February Awareness Tee charity!

Coming up for M&B

We are in the planning stages for our Spring photoshoot and getting new designs ready for the Spring. Stay tuned because the Monkey has a lot of ideas that are going to take a LOT OF MODELS!  Want to model for our next shoot … send us an email:

We have more pop-up shops, new products, new styles, and more color coming for the month of March!


Thank you to Walter, Molly, Kelly, Wes, and Blake for another fun photoshoot for Monkey & The Bee. We appreciate you guys spending a little time with us to help get some great shots of our new products!

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January News

Big Banana: Black Heather Tank with Metallic Gold graphic banana | Monkey & The Bee

We’ve been getting out and about all month!

We have to thank the Round-Up Saloon for letting us set up shop during Wine Walk, Bear Happy Hour and the Dallas Bears Casserole Cook-Off, as well as Giant Entertainment during their ICONS: The Party! Concert.

Every opportunity that we are given to get our name and brand out there is greatly appreciated and we couldn’t be more happy with the support from our friends and new customers!

Coming up for M&B

We are in the planning stages for our Spring photoshoot and getting new designs ready for the Spring. Stay tuned because the Monkey has a lot of ideas that are going to take a LOT OF MODELS! Want to model for our next shoot … send us an email:

Another big announcement is that we will be a vendor during TBRU this year!



for jumping in and letting us do a few new product shots on a chilly, windy January Morning! We had a blast shooting with you and are very appreciative of your help!