Beek in Central Texas

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Emil Kaluza, May 5, 2012.

  1. Emil Kaluza

    Emil Kaluza New Member

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    My name is Emil Kaluza and I am a 61 y/o male stroke survivor. I enjoy
    keeping bees and find their antics comforting. I have a 16 hive beeyard at
    my house in La Grange, Texas, where I also keep some cows and goats. My
    local beekeeping club is Central Texas Beekeepers out of Brenham, Texas.
    We had a terrible drought here last summer and I lost half my hives, but have
    added 8 and caught several swarms. I am an experimenter and have some
    double deep NUCS with supers, a modified Tanzanian combo lonhive with 15
    modified Langstroth frames and 15 top bar frames. I am trying to set up a
    two queen hive, if I can figure out the box placement and the space needed
    between the queens. Been working with bees since the fifties with my grand-
    uncle and recently got back into more than a garden hive. Hope to learn from
    you folks and get to know other beeks.
     
  2. Marbees

    Marbees Member

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    Hi Emil, glad you came. Bees are really comforting, and all of us, beekeepers, like to experiment.
    You will learn some good things on this Forum, and I'm sure we can learn from you too. Welcome :hi:
     

  3. Slowmodem

    Slowmodem New Member

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    This is a friendly place with great advice and greater people! :) Welcome!
     
  4. Walt B

    Walt B Active Member

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    Welcome Emil. Your post was very helpful. A couple of weeks ago I was talking with another forum member (who will probably sign on soon) and was trying to remember where the seed store is that sells hubam clover. All I could come up with was "between here and San Antonio".

    It is La Grange! Thanks. :smile:

    Walt
     
  5. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    Welcome Emil :hi:

    Glad you found us, a pretty good place to pick up information and have fun at the same time.
    Ask questions when you have 'em and contribute when you can! :thumbsup:
     
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    efmesch Active Member

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    Nothing like apitherapy to overcome difficulties. But I'm sure a lot of will-power is involved too. Welcome to the forum. As to two queen hives, I tried it once with an excluder below and above a middle separating super betweeen the twow queens. Can't say it proved to be anything very productive, but it's worth a try.
     
  7. Slowmodem

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    I was going to say it was the town with the song about it. But after I thought about it a minute, there's a lot of Texas towns with songs.
     
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    blueblood New Member

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    G3farms New Member

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    Welcome to the forum Emil, there are several Lone Star keeps on here!
     
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    Americasbeekeeper New Member

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    don't let Emil fool you... he is not a novice and I do very much like his experimenting ways.

    La Grange is of course the original site of 'The Best Little Whore House in Texas' plus the title of ZZ Tops song 'La Grange'.... ZZ tops home town is often listed as Brenham, TX where the Central Texas Bee Club meets and is also the home of Blue Bell Ice Cream.

    glad you found the site and glad you posted a link on the Clubs Face book page.
     
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    riverrat New Member

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