Aspiring Beekeeper From Texas
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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Location
    Victoria County, Texas, USA
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    Default Aspiring Beekeeper From Texas

    Hello!


    I have recently inherited my family's small farm due to losing both of my parents in the same year. I would like to start homesteading the property and I have one space in mind that would be perfect for a small apiary.

    My initial idea is to build my own boxes and frames and to somehow attract wild bees for conservation and for honey. Is this possible to do?


    The couple who stewarded the property 25 years ago did keep bees at some point before we moved onto the land in my childhood.

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  3. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    jackson county, alabama, usa
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    Default Re: Aspiring Beekeeper From Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by Moon Creek View Post
    My initial idea is to build my own boxes and frames and to somehow attract wild bees for conservation and for honey. Is this possible to do?
    welcome aboard mc!

    it's definitely possible to attract swarms like that. do a search for 'swarm trap'.

    the traps won't discriminate between wild-type bees and domestically reared bees. they will attract swarms from nearby colonies regardless of their origin.

    either way it's a fun and economical way to get started, good luck!

  4. #3
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    May 2014
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    Gainesboro, Tennessee
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    Default Re: Aspiring Beekeeper From Texas

    Welcome!
    Feeding early patties. https://youtu.be/bUDd3vk7bgY

  5. #4
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    Oct 2015
    Location
    Parthenon, Ar,USA
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    Default Re: Aspiring Beekeeper From Texas

    Welcome Moon Creek,
    You might want to look up Lburou with the search engine here. I think he keeps bees in your area and may have gobs of advice for you.
    Neill
    Herbhome Farm USDA zone 7a

  6. #5
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    May 2009
    Location
    Grand Rapids MI USA
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    Default Re: Aspiring Beekeeper From Texas

    Welcome!
    Rod

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Lamar Co. Alabama, USA
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    Default Re: Aspiring Beekeeper From Texas

    Welcome to Bee Source.
    "Sometimes the best action, with bees, is no action at all."

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