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Sandoval County Beekeepers


Sandoval County Beekeepers

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

Location: Sandoval County
Members: 28
Latest Activity: May 25

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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.

Comment by Julie Denison on March 24, 2012 at 6:33pm

Thank you all for your great tips, I appreciate it.

Comment by Renee on March 24, 2012 at 4:38pm

We used teak oil on ours and it is still in great shape going into it's third year. Husband also says that tung oil would work too.

Comment by Randy S. on March 24, 2012 at 11:21am

I use exterior white latex paint on my hives.  I put two coats on.  It seems to hold up very well in the NM Sun and weather.

Comment by Julie Denison on March 24, 2012 at 8:11am

what kind of paint should I use on my new hive?????


Comment by Randy S. on September 11, 2011 at 10:09pm
Sorry to hear about your Lanstroth hive.  Wax moths will usually come into a weak hive.  Their destruction and mess is sad to see.  There are several possibilities as to why that hive was weak enough for was moths to take over.  I have not known wax moths to wipe out a hive.  They are normally opportunistic.  A strong hive will take care of any moth larva before they becomes a problem.  Do you recall seeing the signs of a laying queen before you moved the hive? (eggs, larva, capped brood).  Good luck with your top bar hive as they prepares for winter.

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