Albuquerque Beekeepers

Urban beekeeping in New Mexico's largest city.


Topbar hive users.


Topbar hive users.

This group is for people who are interested in learning more about topbar beekeeping.

Members: 38
Latest Activity: Apr 30

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Seasonal Laying Patterns 2 Replies

Hello All, On inspection of my only hive 2 weeks ago and again today my hive population seems smaller. There is a lot of honey production, and many vacated (dark cells). I did not find the queen or…Continue

Started by Jeannie Pace. Last reply by Jeannie Pace Jul 16, 2018.

Inspections 3 Replies

Hello All, Finally living a dream by installing my first package of bees two weeks ago. I gave the gals 9 days to settle in before making an inspection. I limited the hive to 8 bars as a starter.  I…Continue

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Started by Jeannie Pace. Last reply by Elizabeth Lake Apr 13, 2018.

Awesome Site 5 Replies

Hi All,Here is an awesome site which contains a wealth of information about bees. http://scientificbeekeeping.comContinue

Started by Ivy. Last reply by Rhett Renoud Apr 28, 2016.

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Comment by Rhett Renoud on April 8, 2015 at 5:07pm

Okay, so you think that condensation could be building up in the hive and causing the bees to die when the temps get too cold, right? 

Comment by Rhett Renoud on April 8, 2015 at 3:53pm

Jefferson, what do you mean when you say that you, "set the first bar back as the entrance"? 

Comment by Carolyn Hammack on April 1, 2015 at 7:06am

All of my queens have originated from local swarms or splits. I lost two of my ten hives in the South Valley. One was a nuc I was trying to overwinter, the other was weak from being a late-season forced split and I didn't really expect them to make it though winter. The other eight look great. I also was surprised to have lost both of my Corrales hives. They looked big and strong with plenty of stores going into winter. When I opened them this spring, there were lots of stores left over, but only a small cluster of dead bees in each hive. Four out of five of my hives at my North Valley locations made it through.

Comment by Rhett Renoud on February 10, 2015 at 2:30pm

Thanks for the link Jefferson! 

Comment by Rhett Renoud on October 4, 2014 at 9:53am

Jefferson, have you tried building this design yet? 


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