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  1. #1
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    Apr 2013
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    Houston,TX,USA
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    Default Back in the saddle... (Houston, Tx)

    Getting back into beekeeping after a long absence. Dad, kept bees, so I was always around them. I kept a few hives in the early 90's and gave up due to mites, etc. Ended up living in apartments a few years. Bought a house; Installed a package into a TBH two years ago, they absconded a few weeks later. Busy with work and never got around to getting more.

    Been nursing a case of bee fever, and am ready to get some hives started. Built 5 swarm traps and put them out the end of March, nothing yet. Built a couple boxes, and have a nuc on order to be picked up on May 4.

    Anyone set out traps in Southeast Texas? I have been seeing only a few foragers in my garden, 4-5 at a time. I'm in NW Houston, and bees seem scarce around here.

  2. #2
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    Feb 2013
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    Austin, Tx
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    Default Re: Back in the saddle... (Houston, Tx)

    We live in cypress tx, I too noticed I had not seen many bees here, lots of wasps. We have our bees out in spicewood tx

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Back in the saddle... (Houston, Tx)

    I'm off 290 inside the Beltway. I'll be driving to Navasota in a couple weeks to pick up a Nuc. How are your bees doing? How often do you tend to them?

  4. #4
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    Apr 2012
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    Harris County, Texas
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    Default Re: Back in the saddle... (Houston, Tx)

    I set out two traps in late March and one was occupied within a week. I had a lot of scouts on the second trap hive last week and captured a swarm in the adjacent field, so I may have intercepted that group before they moved in. I'm in the Clear Lake area.

  5. #5
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    Dec 2012
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    Pickens County, South Carolina, US
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    Default Re: Back in the saddle... (Houston, Tx)

    Welcome back to bee keeping Leslie!

  6. #6
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    Alachua County, FL, USA
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    Default Re: Back in the saddle... (Houston, Tx)

    Welcome Leslie!
    americasbeekeeper.com
    beekeeper@americasbeekeeper.com

  7. #7
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    Houston,TX,USA
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    Default Re: Back in the saddle... (Houston, Tx)

    My parents live south of Hobby, just inside the Beltway from Pearland. I placed two swarm traps there. Their Orange trees were covered with bees a month ago, but nothing in the traps yet!

  8. #8
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    Houston,TX,USA
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    Default Re: Back in the saddle... (Houston, Tx)

    Quote Originally Posted by Lazer128 View Post
    Welcome back to bee keeping Leslie!
    Thanks!

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