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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: 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 Mike & Pichi Welsh on August 18, 2014 at 9:35pm

I just finished year 1 of the Beekeeper's Apprenticeship program.  I am making my own TBH (2 hives and a NUC).  I finished 100 top bars a coupe of weeks ago.  I brought home my NUC yesterday to paint it.  But tonight, while Mike, my husband was grilling dinner, a number of honey bees were swirling around my neighbor's trees.  After dinner, the bees have calmed down and a swarm settled in one of the arborvitae trees.  Randy Swartz was nice enuff to come out and help me get the swarm and gave me a top bar with honey and some brood for the NUC.  Tonight, the bees are all settled in their new home.  As Susan Clair said, if I build it, they will come!  Randy calls it serendipity!  I am officially a beekeeper!  ;}

Comment by Mary Lee Moeny on April 11, 2013 at 3:41pm

Randy - I'd very much enjoy talking w/ any of you on beekeeping.  At your convenience - two-five-zero-two-871

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 Mary Lee Moeny on April 8, 2013 at 12:42pm

Are there any beekeepers in Bernalillo town who use top bar hives.  I would like to start bee keeping and am planning on using top bars.  I would like to have a better idea of what I am getting into before I launch out.  Many thanks!!

Comment by Paul Ammons on March 26, 2012 at 8:42pm
Yes Randy , the corrales area and bernalillo
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 Paul Ammons on March 26, 2012 at 4:35am
Already got 7 swarms and good ones this early is greate !!!!
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.


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