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Offline SuzieB

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Hello from North Texas Too!
« on: May 28, 2012, 05:36:01 PM »
Greetings to all from the North Texas Hill Country just a little south of the Red River.  This is my second full year of beekeeping and I am having a blast...except I am afraid the heat and drought is going to be a killer again this year.  Started out with two hives in the Summer of 2011.  The drought and heat took its toll as I lost one hive.  Both hives were swarms that a friend of mine gave me to get started in my beekeeping adventure.  Knowing what I have learned through the school of hard knocks--one of my queens died in the heat of the summer and the poor girls didn't have the resources to make a new one.  Also the wax moths took advantage of this weak hive and one morning in the fall, after our first "cold" snap the hive packed up and left.

This year I started with the one surviving hive, two packages from R Weaver, a nuc from a private individual, a swarm from a friend's peach tree, and a split from my original hive.  Everyone is doing great, but because Mother Nature has turned off the water faucet, the landscape has left much to be desired for foraging.  a 25 lb sack of sugar, Honey B Healthy, and pollen substitute are my new best "friends".  Planted a quarter acre of buckwheat so here's hoping for the rain! 

Glad to bee here! :)

Offline Larry Bees

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Re: Hello from North Texas Too!
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2012, 06:22:26 PM »
Welcome to the site! Larry

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Re: Hello from North Texas Too!
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2012, 07:46:47 PM »
Howdy SuzieB
I am west of Fort Worth.  I planted 3 acres of buckwheat and since it has stopped raining it is not doing well.  I hope yours does better than mine.
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Re: Hello from North Texas Too!
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2012, 09:45:09 PM »
Welcome to the forum Suzie.

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Re: Hello from North Texas Too!
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2012, 10:47:12 PM »
Welcome to the forum.

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Re: Hello from North Texas Too!
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2012, 10:53:50 PM »
Glad you're here!

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Re: Hello from North Texas Too!
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2012, 11:48:04 PM »
Welcome to the site!

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Re: Hello from North Texas Too!
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2012, 12:17:34 AM »


Welcome to the forum.  Good luck with your bees.

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Re: Hello from North Texas Too!
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2012, 03:36:27 PM »
Howdy SuzieB
I am west of Fort Worth.  I planted 3 acres of buckwheat and since it has stopped raining it is not doing well.  I hope yours does better than mine.

Did you get any of that rain last night?  The storm headed right towards us, and because we live in a deep valley the storm split and went around us and after it passed regrouped east of us.  We got a great light show and lots of noise, but NO rain.  Since I have a small plot pf buckwheat, I've been watering it--thank goodness for a well (hope it doesn't dry up--the well I mean.) 

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Re: Hello from North Texas Too!
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2012, 03:37:56 PM »
Yes em we received a little over 1/2 an inch. I'm hoping that the buckwheat that did not sprout will take off now
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