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Offline FatherMichael

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My New Apiary
« on: December 04, 2019, 07:52:46 pm »
Completed the contract for my new apiary.  Will expand in the spring from one hive in the back yard to two more in the woods -- at least, what passes for woods here.

Here's a FB link to my new business: https://www.facebook.com/Deep-Creek-Honey-Farm-LLC-110376577098532/?modal=admin_todo_tour

Offline Ben Framed

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Re: My New Apiary
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2019, 08:15:48 pm »
Moving on up!  I do not have a facebook account but it did let me see some. I like the creek. Looks like a good spot. Plenty of water for the hives. Good Job!
Wishing you the best,
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Re: My New Apiary
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2019, 08:44:21 pm »
Father Michael, Blessing Brother; good looking spot.  Like Ben, I am not a member of FaceBook either but I saw the pic.  A creek with water in your neck of the woods is pricey.  I see what looks like a field behind the creek, a good natural source of wild flowers.  Exciting to expand with the bees.  Enjoy.
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Re: My New Apiary
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2019, 09:21:19 pm »
Thanks, Van and Phillip.

Yes, water!

One of my nephew's places is next door, who grows cotton.  He farms city property nearby, more cotton.  There are mesquite trees up and down the creek, and all around.  Yes, there are plenty of wildflowers.

Will talk to my nephew about growing sunflowers.

My long term goal is 12 hives on this site.

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Re: My New Apiary
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2019, 09:33:02 pm »
Thanks, Van and Phillip.

Yes, water!

One of my nephew's places is next door, who grows cotton.  He farms city property nearby, more cotton.  There are mesquite trees up and down the creek, and all around.  Yes, there are plenty of wildflowers.

Will talk to my nephew about growing sunflowers.

My long term goal is 12 hives on this site.

Sounds great! Do y?all have blackberries growing wild there also! I found that my bees hit overdrive past spring when blackberries bloomed here. And good honey 🍯...
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Re: My New Apiary
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2019, 06:21:28 pm »
I've not actually walked the whole property, Phillip, but thanks -- I'll look for some.

Been thinking what I might plant.  Will put blackberries on the list.  Used to pick them in Comanche County back in the day.  Would have them for breakfast with cream and sugar -- yum!

Texas Lilac (Negunda Vitex) grows well here.

This site is below the city's water treatment plant.  The reclaimed water goes right into the creek just outside and beside the property.  Still, it is subject to drought.  There are several large dead trees from 5 years of drought recently experienced here.

Water is a constant battle; so, I feel blessed to have this place.

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Re: My New Apiary
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2019, 11:06:45 pm »
The blackberries were just a thought. They grow wild here. As you said, a real treat!!
Phillip
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