Hello from north Texas

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by TexasnewBee, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. TexasnewBee

    TexasnewBee Member

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    Hello all. I am just getting into this very interesting hobby. Mainly due to having a nest in an old railroad tie in my back yard. I did not want to kill them and was not sure how to move them. I did want to keep them around. After discovering one of my buddies at work had some experience with beekeeping in the past, got me interested in looking into it. I now have 1 deep and 1 medium to start with and have the basics except for my protective gear. Will be gearing up to move them to the new home in the next month or 2. Still have some home work to do on the timing. Look forward to chatting.
    Thanks
     
  2. gunsmith

    gunsmith New Member

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    Welcome :hi:

    You have found the friendliest place to learn about your new hobby (soon to be addiction). Plenty of nice folks here who are willing to share their knowledge.

    We have several other beeks from the Lone Star State, but we don't hold that against them. :rolling:

    Please don't hesitate to ask questions and share your own ideas.

    Don't forget to check out the mini-chat at the top of the page. We usually have a good time there.

    Again, Welcome.
     

  3. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    Be sure to wear your protective gear when removing them from the crosstie. Texas does have Africanized bees and they are more apt to use a ground level nest than European bees. Just be careful with them and if they are mean, requeen them quickly.

    Welcome to the forum.
     
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    Americasbeekeeper New Member

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  5. Indiana Dave

    Indiana Dave New Member

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    Welcome to the forum!!
     
  6. tecumseh

    tecumseh New Member

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    a big HOWDY from College Station... and you know what that means.

    north texas is a wide and diverse area. are you closer to Dallas/Fort Worth, or to the Louisiana state line, or farther west than Dallas?

    what iddee said above is extremely important for those removing hives (cut out or whatever you might wish to call it). and you are pretty much on your own here in Texas in this regards since we no longer have anyone of authority that can give you an answer, yea or nay, to this question. I am pretty certain it is illegal to maintain bees in a hive that are of known african origin.
     
  7. Marbees

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    Welcome to the Forum TNB :hi:
     
  8. PerryBee

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    Welcome as well from the Great White North (Tundra territory) :mrgreen:
     
  9. Zulu

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    Welcome and good luck with your new hive
     
  10. TexasnewBee

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    Thanks for the head-up on the being cautious on the nest I have. This nest has been in the yard for a couple of years and I have worked within 6-10 feet of it with chainsaw and dragging limbs and brush by the nest and have not noticed any aggressive tendencies...so maybe OK? Techumseh, I live an hour north of Dallas, in the Sherman area. I have a daughter that lives in your neck of the woods in Bryan.
     
  11. G3farms

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    Welcome to the forum :hi:

    Bee in a crosstie.........hmmmm........are you sure they are honey bees and not yellow jackets?
    At least that was my first thoughts! Not saying you do not know the difference, but you would be surprised at how many people do not.
     
  12. riverrat

    riverrat New Member

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    welcome aboard hope to see you around often. Beware Bees are an addiction which no 12 step program can cure :thumbsup: :Dancing:
     
  13. tecumseh

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    texasnewbee writes:
    maybe OK?

    tecumseh:
    sound like you gave them a pretty good test with the chain saw and brush moving.
     
  14. TexasnewBee

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    Yes G3farms, I have had past run-ins with yellow jackets. I know them very well. I can hurt myself trying to get away from them. :eek:
     
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    efmesch Active Member

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    Greetings from the middle east, where bees don't have to contend with SHB (yet), "only" Varroa (and other things just as bad). Hope you enjoy your stay here as much as we all do. This forum not only provides unlimited bee info but also great friendships and humor (make sure not to miss any of Iddee's jokes). :p
     
  16. TexasnewBee

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    U guys/gals are awesome. Thanks for all the welcomes.
     
  17. crackerbee

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    Howdy pardner and welcome to the forum :wave:
     
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    Well I'm remiss for taking so long to welcome another North Texan. Welcome :)

    Jim
     
  19. TexasnewBee

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    Some might accuse us Texans ta bein a little slow anyway
     
  20. tecumseh

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    ahhhh.... ya'... know... that... ain't... true!

    true them North Dakota folks might (did) accuse us Texans of talkin' a bit slow.