I am in Amarillo Texas on 5 acres a couple miles SW of the city. I intend on taking delivery of a package of bees in late April or early May from Beeweever in Austin and placing them in a top bar hive that my woodworking son is building from plans on the internet. I have finally made a connection with a local beekeeper with a dozen conventional hives and one tbh for some local knowledge. I am open to any advice or encouragement that anyone is willing to share. My concern is the wind in spring, adequate forage and the hot dry summers.
I saw a post from urbangardener in Amarillo posted in January 2012 but cannot locate it now. If any Amarillo area beeks read this post would very much like to make a connection.