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.
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.
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.
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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