Calling Houston-area peeps

Newbie here… Just looking around to see who is in my area as I am just getting started. For those in the Houston area, I’m in Seabrook (very near Kemah)…

Flowhive is still in the box – preparing a spot for a hive… I’m picking up a nuc in late May…



Hello? Is this thing on?

Beuller? Beuller?

Wished I lived near you, we would have a blast discussing bees and medicine. :wink:

Hey @MichaelD I’m in the memorial area of Houston… anyone else out there in my neck of the woods?

Howdy! I am a newbie and reside in Missouri City, TX on the southwest side of Houston. We just purchased and received 2 of the new 10 frame hives and are preparing them for bees. We have friends down the road that have 2 Flow hives as well and are in their second season of keeping bees. They just split one of their hives and gave us 4 frames in a temporary box until we can finish airing our hives out from the coat of water sealant we put on them last weekend. I still need to purchase a suit and put the supers together that we bought but, other than that, we are ready to go. We will be keeping our bees out in Eagle Lake on some property out there.

Hope to hear from more Flow people in the area! We could use all the help we can get from people in hot, humid climates almost all year round!

Hi, very new to learning about bees. I work in Houston area but live out in the county. On old laptop keyboard sticks so sorry if i miss a key stroke sometimes. Looking for a place to see how this is working and if i can do the work. Found I can not lift or move a standard type hive. Tried talking with a beekeeper in Austin area but he was very negative on even looking or learning about flow hive. Hoping to connect with those using some flow hives so i can see and get correct information. :slight_smile:

1 Like

Hey, Bob here from Katy. I purchase my flowhive two years ago and started my hive in May two years ago. Got 18.5 gallons out last year which I am not expecting so much this year. I think it was just beginners luck. However, I did just post this video I took while heating up my soup for lunch!


Hi, I’m up in The Woodlands and just thinking about getting a Flow Hive. Do you have one? How’s it going? Connie

Hi, I see your post is from 2018…Do you still have it? Hows it going?

I’m in the Rosenberg area. I’ve had my flowhive since March. I have two brood boxes and then my flow. We checked the hive just week and we have a ridiculous amount of bees. 8 frames in both boxes with all frames full of bees. My queen excluder is on between the second box and the flow. My flow is full of bees and we see the honey. I’m thinking as soon as it’s capped, we’re going to harvest the honey. I mean jeeeez, it’s not even June and we’ll have 3 more months of hot, hot summer.

1 Like

Just remember that hot summer weather does not mean honey! :blush: In order for nectar to flow, you need to have rain in the not too distant past. Here in southern California, our nectar flow is largely over by the beginning of July. After that, the ground is too dry for plants to spare water on nectar production. :wink:

1 Like

Thank you for your knowledge. I’m learning so much from everyone.

1 Like

Oh! I just saw this post. I’m also in the Houston area, NW, in the burbs.

I’m also seeing a lot more honey than I expected this year, but I’m wondering what it will be like when it gets hot hot next month. Then again… everyone seems to water everything around here… so it’s going to be interesting.


I have found that alot of the bee keepers in Fort bend are super negative about flow and have super stuck-up noses about even talking about them. Also not very helpful and friendly either, I’ve tried talking to more than one about learning more and almost all of them were like “Nah I don’t wanna teach you its just not worth it for your backyard”

Unfortunately, this is a frequent occurrence. Best suggestion is to ask for help and advice for managing standard langstroth hives. The only real difference is the particulars of the flow frames and harvesting but the bee management is the same.


I’m in Houston….we’ll Klein/Soring area and just found this forum!!

1 Like

Just wondering how everyone’s hives are looking in Houston? Mine is going gang busters right now and might put the super on this weekend but wondering if it is too early?

I am not in Texas, but our SoCal climate is pretty similar to yours. With the recent rains, there is probably a pretty good nectar flow right now. I would say that if the brood box is 80% full of food or brood and every frame is very nicely covered with bees, put the super on.

Hope that helps


1 Like

I’m nowhere near Texas US. I’m closer to Texas in AU. Anyway my message is to bear in mind that seeing as your bees are going gang busters, you should be aware that spring is at your doorstep,. therefore your bees will be focusing on swarm preparations. You need to also focus on that, & do whatever is necessary to prevent your colony from swarming.

I practice preemptive swarm control, which works well for me.

An image from Texas Au.


Im always so amazed at the honey that comes out of one medium frame.

1 Like