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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: 50
Latest Activity: Oct 7, 2019

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Slovenian "AZ" Hive

Has anyone heard of the AZ hive, that originates from Slovenia. It is the beekeeping capital of Europe!  Their Hives are AMAZING! Minimal disruption to bees during inspections and harvesting the…Continue

Started by JAYMES DELGADO May 9, 2016.

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Comment by JAYMES DELGADO on May 9, 2016 at 8:26pm

Has anyone heard of the AZ hive, that originates from Slovenia.  Apparently it is the beekeeping capital of Europe!  Their Hives are AMAZING!  I want to buy some and see how they do in our region of the world.  Check out the website:  Let me know what everyone's thoughts are.  I have found very little information online about them except for one video on youtube:

Comment by JAYMES DELGADO on May 9, 2016 at 8:19pm

Hello Everyone,

I just did a hive inspection tonight as am very pleased to see both of my hives are rocking.  My queens seems to be rock stars!  How is everyone hives looking this time of year? Just curious?

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 Donna Gina on March 24, 2016 at 1:28pm

Thank you julie for sharing and Mary for your comment.  I have had a similar situation.  My bees made an appearance in early February just before the last snow, after which time there was no activity. I opened the hive and found a big pile of dead bees, and many more dead bees on the combs and unhatched in the cells.  I have not checked for the red dots on the floor yet?  If it is Varroa, what do I need to do to clean the hive so it is safe and usable for new bees?  And maybe someone can suggest a place to buy a new supply of bees?  Thank you all

Comment by Mary Lee Moeny on March 8, 2016 at 12:55pm

Julie, have you checked for Varroa?  Do a careful inspection of your hive and see what you see.  Varroa will show up as small red dots on the floor.  How big were your hives going into the winter?  Are there bees hanging onto the comb?  Look online for info on diagnosing a deadout.  I had to do this last year.  All of a sudden there were no bees.  So far, I have one hive that is doing well and one that has died.  I've seen bees, but I think they've been robbing the weak hive.  Will you be at the ABQ Beeks meeting this Thurs evening?  We could talk then.


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 Jerry Myers on October 25, 2015 at 10:15am

I have been working out of state almost from the day we moved back to Rio Rancho. Until this job ends and I can get to working near home I can not get back to keeping Bees. So, Does anyone have any local Honey to sell? We are in the Cabezon area and have visits from representatives of at least one local Apiary. That tells me there is someone relatively close by with a few Ladies producing the Nectar of the Gods.

Comment by Deborah Brenna on September 2, 2015 at 11:16am

Hello wonderful bee keeper friends! I'm very exited to meet you all. My name is Deborah Brenna and I have Lyme disease. My sister (who also has Lyme disease) recently introduced me to the practice of using bee venom therapy to treat my Lyme disease. I have started doing so under the supervision of my doctor. I have to say that it is amazing! I am hoping to get a hive set up next spring! I can't wait to learn more about all of this.  In the mean time, I was wondering if there are any of you out there that would be willing to help supply me and possibly my sister with bees? Do any of you regularly sell your bees for Apitheripy? I live in Rio Rancho, but am willing to drive a little way for the sake of continuing this wonderful therapy.   

Comment by Mike & Pichi Welsh on September 25, 2014 at 6:36am

I moved the bees from the NUC to the hive when we got back from vacation.  They have been very busy getting ready for winter.  I still have not seen the queen but I know she is in there as they have been storing chamisa pollen and have produced honey and new brood.  I also have feeders ready to help supplement what they have thru winter, in case it is not enuff .  I will be checking them one last time by the end of the month.  Then, I will be closing the hive for the winter and hope they make it thru the winter!

Comment by Mary Lee Moeny on August 19, 2014 at 2:26pm

Yay, Pichi!  What a cool way to start your first hive!


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