My hive is just south-east of the Beautiful Sam Houston National Forest in East Texas. @3 acres of spring-fed water nearby. Flowers - Flowers everywhere.
I have driven down to the Weaver's place to pick up my packages
for the past two years. I live in the Dallas area so I-45 is my way
Once I leave the interstate the land is becomes prime habitat for
raising bees and harvesting a nice crop of honey.
The national forest is beautiful and I envy your bees location at
the edge of the pines.
IMO part of being a "keeper of bees" is giving back the knowledge
that was so graciously offered to me by others. Asking questions
is part of this learning process and we all depend on the veterans
who have many seasons of experience to guide us along, all the
while trying to understand these complex "creators of honey".
Try to make this forum part of your education, but by no means
all of it. Two books I consider to be a "must have" are
The Beekeeper's Handbook & The ABC's and XYZ's Of Beekeeping.
Make sure the books are of the latest printings as some of the older
ones do not address alot of the most recent issues concerning
pests and parasites.
Here's wishing that you find great satisfaction, in what alot of us
consider to be, the most interesting of hobbies