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  1. #1
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    Default Hello from TX

    Hi,

    I am new to bee keeping and will be attending my first bee keeping class in a couple of weeks. I reside in the great state of TX, town of Poetry. 32 years old, veteran, and married. I look forward to learning more about this wonderful world of bees.

    Take Care

    Andrew

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    Default Re: Hello from TX

    Welcome Andrew, you will learn a lot here at this site, there are a lot of good people here.
    Bill...in Southeast Ohio Zone 6A

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    Default Re: Hello from TX

    Welcome Andrew. Good to start with a class, should save you about one million wrong turns!
    Julysun elevation 23 feet. 4 Hives, 2 years.

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    Welcome Andrew!
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    Default Re: Hello from TX

    Hello

    I am also a newbie to this hobby and will be atending a course next spring. I'll try and everything ready before then, so I can get up and runing as soon as possible in 2013.

    I live in the north east of England, so the summer isn't too long. I am lucky though, there is a well known expert on the hobby, who lives in my town. he keeps bees at home and says damp can cause problems, rather than cold.

    Hopefully I'll be OK

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    Default Re: Hello from TX

    Hello, fellow Texas. I'm in Spicewood.

    Sondra

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    Default Re: Hello from TX

    anybody out there have africanized bees ( killer bees ) I have two one in my shop wall and one in the eave, should I kill them are save them.

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    Default Re: Hello from TX

    How do you know for sure they're Africanized?

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    Thumbs Up Welcome Bee McGee :)

    I'd recommend Metrobeekeepers. I think they meet next Monday.

    More important for a new person would be their Club outing to visit member's hives this Saturday. Contact Stan Key (info at the link above) to get the particulars.
    Last edited by Lburou; 10-05-2012 at 08:02 PM.
    LeeB
    I try to learn from my mistakes, and from yours when you give me a heads up :)

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    Default Re: Welcome Bee McGee :)

    On the back of the house in the eave they have been there for at least 3 years. I was mowing and they went wild and I also got stung had to put on my bee suit now to mow, they also will follow you for a very long way before they give up.
    The ones in my shop wall have been there for about 3 months and act the same way. I set about 4 feet from the wall and never bothered them however they were all around me and trying to sting me so also walk a very long way before they gave up.
    When I was growing up Dad had honey bees and we could go up to them and they would not sting you and we had no bee suits, also with these I used my smoker on them and that only made them madder.
    I do not won’t to kill them, because I run a farm called SIX MILE PIC-N-PAC PRODUCE and the bees pollinate the vegetable plants.
    I noticed they are getting meaner by the day and I know there only trying to protect their hive.
    I have read were they replacing the queen with a good queen and that does not work.
    I have built my own bee hives, bee vac, supers, and broads and have bee suit, and smoker.
    I’m going to get them into the hive and see what happens. . I was told here in Texas there are no more good bee’s there all Africanized bees what do you say about that.

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    Default Re: Hello from TX

    Hello

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    Default Re: Hello from TX

    Quote Originally Posted by alexanderbuzzsaw View Post
    anybody out there have africanized bees ( killer bees ) I have two one in my shop wall and one in the eave, should I kill them are save them.
    Alexander, you will have more responses to your question about those bees if you start a thread in the bee forum.
    LeeB
    I try to learn from my mistakes, and from yours when you give me a heads up :)

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    Default Re: Welcome Bee McGee :)

    You're going to try and hive them and requeen? Please keep us posted.

    I know quite a few beeks in the area who say their bees are nice as can be. Mine included, which, BTW, are from B Weaver out of Navasota, and are part Africanized. You might try a queen or two from them. They apparently don't have any now, but will soon.

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    Default Re: Welcome Bee McGee :)

    Thanks I will check with them

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