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Sandoval County Beekeepers

Group of Beekeepers who have hives in Rio Rancho, Bernalillo, Placitas, Corralas, Algodones, Pena Blanca, Cochiti, Etc.

Location: Sandoval County
Members: 19
Latest Activity: May 25, 2021

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Comment by JIM FITZGIBBON on May 5, 2021 at 4:51pm


I lost my last fall and early winter. I am sure that my Mite treatment of Formac Pro did my queens in. It is a same that I have to start over.

Jim Fitz.

Comment by Dorian Folie on May 18, 2018 at 11:59am

Hello Fellow Beekeepers! 

My bees did not over winter and I am looking for a swarm.  I used to be on the swarm list but somehow i am not on it anymore. I would really like to get a new swarm soon.  I have been keeping my eye out but have not seen many bees at all!! Please let me know if you see a swarm or have one you are willing to give me. 

Thank you, 

Dorian 505-321-7571

Comment by Randy S. on February 7, 2018 at 9:01pm

My guess is that the dry weather this winter would not be a reasonable explanation for bee loss.  My experience has taught me that more times than not it is the mite which weakens the hive so much that the cluster is not strong enough to endure cold nights. There are also other possible reasons.  Another thing to worry about is the warm weather we are having during the day.  With warm weather the bees are more active.  With that activity the bees use honey stores faster.  All of us should be lifting our hives to see if it still has the weight of sufficient honey stores.  If not we need to supplement with sugar water or other source of sugar.  

Comment by Ivy on May 10, 2016 at 10:17am

Hi James. That $500 price tag is still less than a Warre hive, (Sweet Valley, although they recently reduced the price).  I just love how they all fit together in  the bee house.  Neat, clean, practical.  The email I got repeats what you are saying and I believe they will even ship Nucs.  How awesome is that? 

Comment by Ivy on May 10, 2016 at 10:02am

This hive certainly seems user friendly.  I sent them an emil and as soon as I get a response I will share it with you.  

Comment by Ivy on May 10, 2016 at 7:05am

Wow! Thanks for sharing James.  Those hives seem awesome.  Do you know of anyone who has one?  

Comment by Julie Denison on March 26, 2016 at 8:11am

I did check for the red dots but found nothing.  Just a puzzle!

Comment by Julie Denison on March 8, 2016 at 12:38pm

I was wondering if anyone has had a problem with their hives dying suddenly??  When I open the hive because I am not seeing any activity, there is a small pile of dead bees and the combs are empty. Any ideas?  Between my daughter and I, we have lost 2 of our 4 hives.  Just in the last 3 weeks!

Comment by Randy S. on April 8, 2013 at 12:49pm

There are several Top Bar Beekeepers in Placitas and up the road off Highway 550 in the Enchanted Hills area.  We live near Bernalillo and we would be happy to talk to you.

Comment by Randy S. on March 26, 2012 at 1:04pm

Paul,  did these swarms occur up and around the ABQ area?  I just started seeing capped drone cells in my hive last week.


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