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Offline txbeek

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Hello from Victoria, Texas
« on: February 25, 2014, 01:15:38 AM »
I'm a new top bar beek from Victoria, Texas. I caught 13 swarms in traps last year and now have 11 hives - 2 absconded. Did my first cutout on Friday (2/21/2014) and trapped the queen in a queen catcher - was awesome. Put the clip in the hive and got all the bees!!

 Got 14 swarm traps out now just waiting for any takers. I learned extensively from McCartney Taylor at LearningBeekeeping.com. He gets major thanks for my quick success.

TxBeek aka Cary Voss

Offline Joe D

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Re: Hello from Victoria, Texas
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2014, 02:51:21 PM »
Welcome to the forum, Cary.  Sounds like you had a pretty good year last year.  Glad you found us.  Good luck to you and your bees.





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Re: Hello from Victoria, Texas
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2014, 05:03:39 PM »
Welcome to the forum.   :cheer:

Have you looked into a beekeepers club near you. there is a lot of information on this forum but talking with locals always helps.   -Mike
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Re: Hello from Victoria, Texas
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2014, 05:15:26 PM »
Welcome aboard

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Re: Hello from Victoria, Texas
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2014, 11:41:24 PM »
Welcome fellow Texan

Offline txbeek

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Re: Hello from Victoria, Texas
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2014, 12:33:56 AM »
The closest bee club is in Corpus Christi, about 1.5 hours away. I'm thinking about getting one started here in Victoria. But I definitely the only Victoria Top Bar beek. Thanks for the welcome!!


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Offline LKBruns

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Re: Hello from Victoria, Texas
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2014, 03:18:43 PM »
I am from Yoakum Texas.  I tried to find a closer beekeeping club than corpus, austin, or San Antonio. Have you had any luck or met any other beekeepers in the Victoria area?  I plan on getting my first hives in April 2015.  A mentor would b nice.  Also, have any hives you have caught seemed Africanized

 

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