One thought here. IF you're wanting a state location as a reference to the climate one is raising bees in, just that won't do for Texas. There are so many different climates in this state, nothing to do with size I'm sure. I'm here in one climate and I have the twenty acres of land 360 miles away, same state but totally dfferent climate.
Did you know... If one went from the east coast to the west coast along a southern route through Texas, covering the most eastern border ot Texas to the most western Border of Texas one third of your trip would be in Texas.
Also, if you were to set another Texas on top of Texas, it would reach thirty miles into Canada.