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How is dallas area for beekeeping, we might have to move sometime in future. Wanted some opiniins from u guys.. thanks
 

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Dallas is good. I am 30 miles south. South and West of Dallas you have a ton of Mesquites along with wild flowers. East of Dallas has more hardwoods but they have a more acidic soil so they have all kinds of good stuff growing. North of Dallas..Say past Allen area sucks. Beekeeping is ok but just life in general. :) Really the whole area is pretty good.

If you have any specific questions let me know. There are other DFW beeks on here so they will chime in.
 

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Thanks for the reply hambone. What is an average yeild per hive in your area? Are the laws bee friendly in the suburbs? Thanks again.:)
 

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I'm 30 miles east. We're good in the spring until mid may. After that, it depends on where you are. Some areas have blanket flower and horse mint, others have mesquite or cotton. After mid July, it's pretty much over. The heat hits and most everything dries up. Fall flows can be good if we get late spring and fall rains. I get a couple to 3 supers per hive in decent years. More if my farmer is planting vetch and soybeans. Less if the weather doesn't cooperate.
 

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Don't the farmers spray the cotton? I heard cotton gives good flow.. which month is it planted?
Thanks for the reply Ross.

How many months does the season last? feb to mid may?
 

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I have the blanket flower and horse mint, lots of mesquites and cotton. I could get 3-4 supers on a good year if I was going for honey production and not splitting for numbers. Which I am doing this year. My flow is April-June. Like Ross said mid July the heat sets in and that's it. Fall here is good on Goldenrod and asters.

Cotton is a gamble. They will spary it big time if the find boil weveils (sp). A guy a few miles from me grows cotton. He has a field where a neighbor keeps bees. When he plants his cotton the neighbor moves his bees far way from it.
 

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We are holding our breath here hoping they will declare this area eradicated, like they have west Texas. Once they do that, they will only spray if they find new infestation. There's not a lot of cotton over here on the blackland anymore. Nothing like it used to be.
 

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Thanks a lot for the insight guys.. Will let you know if anything comes up regarding the move. Nothing concrete as yet.



one last question- What about Chuck Norris? which areas is he more active than others? :D
 

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one last question- What about Chuck Norris? which areas is he more active than others? :D
Just be careful where you lay your head to rest. The largest myth about Tx. is that we have tornados. The reality is Chuck hates trailer parks.
 
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