Beekeeping Beginners Guide

Welcome to Saul Creek Apiary’s Beekeeping Beginners Guide. Our Beekeeping Beginners Guide is designed to help new beekeepers get started in beekeeping in the South Texas area. Beekeeping in South Texas has drastically changed over the years making it a challenge to new and seasoned beekeepers alike. Our Beekeeping Beginners Guide to South Texas Beekeeping will cover how to work an aggressive colony and how to re-queen an aggressive colony. We will also cover steps and precautions that need to be taken when removing feral colonies and swarms due to Africanized Hybrid Colonies. We will also be covering beekeeping with Langstroth equipment as well as top bar hives (KTBH).

 


Queens & Nucleus Colonies


Saul Creek Apiary Seguin TX Beekeeping

Saul Creek Apiary Seguin TX Beekeeping offers the following Services:

  • Beekeeping Information: Beekeeping Information is always free. Unlike many Beekeepers that tout how they love to talk bees they also love to take your money to talk Bees. On the phone or at our location if you have questions we’ll do our best to give you an answer or point you in the right direction.
  • Nucleus Colonies: Our Nucleus Colonies are full five frames. All our Nucs come with a high population of bees and solid brood frames. Unlike many Nuc producers the Queens in our Nucs actually head the colony you purchase from us. We never remove or add brood frames and bees from other hives days or hours before the customer arrives. The Brood Pattern you see is from the Queen within the Nuc. We never pull frames from hives and drop in a Queen that may or may not be accepted by the colony like many Nuc producers. 
  • Queens:
  • Pure Raw Honey:

“NEW”- Beekeeping Questions and Answers: Q&A All About Beekeeping and Bees, Questions we receive from visitors to our site about Honeybees.


Honeybees & 2-4-D (Herbicide)

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Top Bar Hive Beekeeping

Beekeeping Beginners Guide To South Texas Beekeeping Saul Creek Apiary Seguin TX Beekeeping

(KTBH) Kenyan Top Bar Hives:  All About Kenyan Top Bar Hives and how to manage them. Top Bar Hive Beekeeping How To Information.     Top Bar Hives


Beekeeping Beginners Guide To South Texas Beekeeping Saul Creek Apiary Seguin TX Beekeeping 3lb Package Bee Install: How To Install a 3lb Package without stressing out! 2 Simple ways of installing package bees that work.      Beekeeping Basics Package Install


Beekeeping Beginners Guide To South Texas Beekeeping Italian Honeybee QueenGrafting Queens: How to graft queens from your own stock!


Beekeeping Beginners Guide To South Texas Beekeeping Saul Creek Apiary Seguin TX Beekeeping 3lb Package of HoneybeesFrom Package To Two Years: Everything you need to know from installing the colony up to two years. Starting from day one what you need to look for and what you need to do to keep your colony alive and well. 


When Honeybees Swarm

Beekeeping Beginners Guide To South Texas Beekeeping Saul Creek Apiary Seguin TX Beekeeping

It’s Swarm season and for those of us living in Africanized Bee infected States. Extra caution and equipment is needed for those that do Swarm or Colony removals .         When Honey Bees Swarm


How to Split a Hive to increase your Apiary

Beekeeping Beginners Guide To South Texas Beekeeping Saul Creek Apiary Seguin TX Beekeeping

Turning (1) Thriving Hive into (3). Splitting a hive can be done for several reasons including splitting to gain additional hives for apiary growth. When splitting a hive Beekeepers should be ready to expect the unexpected and be ready to change plans. Follow along as we split our hive and introduce (2) new queens to our colonies.  

How To Honeybee Hive Split


Wax Moths

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Hive Frame Showing Wax Moth Damage

The single most important asset any Beekeeper has is Drawn Comb. Honey Bees can be replaced but drawn out Wax Comb can only be made by Bees. Wax Moths can cause thousands of dollars of damage to stored comb……

Wax Moths


Hive Frame Assembly Guide

Beekeeping Beginners Guide To South Texas Beekeeping Hive Frame Assembly GuideFollow along as we show you step by step how to assemble a hive frame. Assembly also includes wiring, installing the wax foundation and embedding the wire.

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