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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Venus, Texas, USA
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    Default Greetings from a NewBee in Texas

    Grandpa was a bee man. 40 years after he's gone I decided to step into his shoes. Sure wish he was here. Best man I have ever known. He told me a lot about beekeeping but I'm having a heck of a time remembering any of it.

    I live on the border line between urban and rural about 25 miles due south of dead center of the Dallas/Ft Worth sprawl. Last week it was 18-25 degrees all week. This week its been 65-80 degrees

    My grandpa's old home (deserted) has bees living in it. I plan on capturing them. Kinda fits, huh?

    I also have a package of bees coming from B. Weaver on April 6th.

    Was out painting a couple of new hives last weekend and had a bee show up to inspect my work. I put out a pan of sugar syrup and sure enough I now have have a line of bees working it. Tried to follow them yesterday afternoon, but it was just too windy (15-25 mph) to keep up with their flight. Will try again friday when the wind should be more reasonable. Maybe there's some free bees there too.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Seneca, sc
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    Default Re: Greetings from a NewBee in Texas

    Welcome to Beesource.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Austin, Texas, USA
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    26

    Default Re: Greetings from a NewBee in Texas

    Welcome. I think you'll find that beekeeing in TX has some different challenges than most places in the country but there is a high chance of success if you keep at it. The spring flow is almost here. I saw dandelions yesterday and it's only mid Feb. Who else can say that outside of Florida and Cali?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Spicewood, TX, USA
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    375

    Default Re: Greetings from a NewBee in Texas

    Hello Jeb123. I am also starting out this year in Texas, and starting with BWeavers as well. I'm about 150 mi south of you, west of Austin near Lake Travis. It will be interesting to compare notes.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Alachua County, FL, USA
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    Default Re: Greetings from a NewBee in Texas

    Welcome Jeb!
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  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Greensboro, North Carolina
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    Default Re: Greetings from a NewBee in Texas

    Welcome to the site!

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