Albuquerque Beekeepers

Urban beekeeping in New Mexico's largest city.

Ed Costanza
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • United States
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Package Bees for Sale

Call 505-286-4843 or go online: nmhoney.com. Here is our posting on package bees on our website:Package bees for sale. We will offer up to 100 packages this year with an Italian queen. Queens are…Continue

Started Jan 26

Triple Deep Hives with FREE extra queen

Bee Hives: Special Offer Triple Deep Hiveswith FREE extra queen (2 queens total) $500.00Order Now, Limited Quantity. See details here: https://www.nmhoney.comContinue

Started Nov 14, 2021

Agricultural Exemption using Honeybees Deadline Approaching
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The last day to apply for the Agricultural exemption is next Friday, February 26, 2021. Some county assessors are closed on Fridays like Torrance County. We are supposed to have until March 1st since…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ed Costanza Feb 26, 2021.

PROMOTION: Bee Hives: Special Offer Triple Deep Hives with extra queen (2 queens total) $500.00
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PROMOTION: Bee Hives: Special Offer Triple Deep Hiveswith extra queen (2 queens total) $500.00     We have a limited number of Triple deep hives ($500.00) with bees available spring 2021. We are…Continue

Tags: triple, deep, hives, queens, 2021

Started this discussion. Last reply by Teresa Benton Apr 29, 2021.

 

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Ed Costanza left a comment for Spencer Wright
"Good Afternoon Spencer, Welcome to the Albuquerque Beekeepers.  If you need any educational videos about beekeeping you can find them on our website at nmhoney.com. We sell bees in the Albuquerque area and in New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado.…"
Jan 26
Ed Costanza left a comment for Jory HM
"Good Afternoon Jory, Welcome to the Albuquerque Beekeepers.  If you need any educational videos about beekeeping you can find them on our website at nmhoney.com. We sell bees in the Albuquerque area and in New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado. For…"
Jan 26
Ed Costanza left a comment for Tomlyn Foran
"Good Afternoon Tomlyn, Welcome to the Albuquerque Beekeepers.  If you need any educational videos about beekeeping you can find them on our website at nmhoney.com. We sell bees in the Albuquerque area and in New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado.…"
Jan 26
Ed Costanza left a comment for Aravind Swaroop Chary
"Good Afternoon Chary, Welcome to the Albuquerque Beekeepers.  If you need any educational videos about beekeeping you can find them on our website at nmhoney.com. We sell bees in the Albuquerque area and in New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado. For…"
Jan 26
Ed Costanza left a comment for Allen Giles
"Good Afternoon Allen, Welcome to the Albuquerque Beekeepers.  If you need any educational videos about beekeeping you can find them on our website at nmhoney.com. We sell bees in the Albuquerque area and in New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado. For…"
Jan 26
Ed Costanza posted a discussion

Package Bees for Sale

Call 505-286-4843 or go online: nmhoney.com. Here is our posting on package bees on our website:Package bees for sale. We will offer up to 100 packages this year with an Italian queen. Queens are unmarked. Packages can be picked up in our Belen Apiary, Mesa, AZ or along selected routes. These packages are not a traditional package. Several years ago, we stopped selling packages because of the difficulty in handling packages and the number of new beekeepers losing theirs to swarming, overheating…See More
Jan 26
Ed Costanza replied to John Gagne's discussion Package Bees
"We sell all types of bees including packages. See how we do packages to take away the risk as described above at our website: nmhoney.com. Call to order 505-286-4843"
Jan 26
Ed Costanza replied to Alex Burch's discussion Buying Local Package bees for sell?
"We have packages. You can pick up in Belen at our apiary. Call us at 505-286-4843 or go to our website: nmhoney.com"
Jan 26
Ed Costanza posted a discussion

Triple Deep Hives with FREE extra queen

Bee Hives: Special Offer Triple Deep Hiveswith FREE extra queen (2 queens total) $500.00Order Now, Limited Quantity. See details here: https://www.nmhoney.comSee More
Nov 14, 2021
Teresa Benton replied to Ed Costanza's discussion PROMOTION: Bee Hives: Special Offer Triple Deep Hives with extra queen (2 queens total) $500.00
"Hi, I ordered a hive in February.  When and where will they be available?  I saw a date of May 1 but haven't heard anything. Thanks so much, Teresa  Bentondvmc@aol.com 310-5037541"
Apr 29, 2021
Ed Costanza replied to Ed Costanza's discussion Agricultural Exemption using Honeybees Deadline Approaching
"This lady is ignorant of the law (lacks understanding).  Here is one of several of the state statutes she is suppose to follow.  I have highlighted the one pertaining to bees being…"
Feb 26, 2021
Hugo Saul Hernandez replied to Ed Costanza's discussion Agricultural Exemption using Honeybees Deadline Approaching
"I went yesterday in Chaves and the lady said they don't qualify because they are not on the form. Smh"
Feb 26, 2021
Ed Costanza posted a discussion

Agricultural Exemption using Honeybees Deadline Approaching

The last day to apply for the Agricultural exemption is next Friday, February 26, 2021. Some county assessors are closed on Fridays like Torrance County. We are supposed to have until March 1st since the last day of February falls on a weekend, but I am hearing otherwise. Honey bees count as livestock for the exemption. You must have 1.5 acres or more to apply. I have full details on our website at www.nmhoney.comSee More
Feb 18, 2021
Ed Costanza replied to Ed Costanza's discussion PROMOTION: Bee Hives: Special Offer Triple Deep Hives with extra queen (2 queens total) $500.00
"Yes, give Lou a call at 505-286-4843 and she will get your info and reserve it. Ed"
Feb 9, 2021
Vincent Brothers replied to Ed Costanza's discussion PROMOTION: Bee Hives: Special Offer Triple Deep Hives with extra queen (2 queens total) $500.00
"Do you still have these packages available? I think I would like to reserve one."
Feb 9, 2021
Ed Costanza replied to Ed Costanza's discussion PROMOTION: Bee Hives: Special Offer Triple Deep Hives with extra queen (2 queens total) $500.00
"Hi Teresa,  Yes, we do.  Give Lou a call and she will set up an order for you. Thanks, Ed 505-286-4843"
Feb 1, 2021

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About me:
We are commercial beekeepers. I have been a beekeeper since 1965. We raise bees to sell, produce honey, beeswax and pollen. We sell 500-600 packages, nucs and hives each year. We produce local raw, pesticide free honey, pollen and beeswax.

We are licensed pest control operators specializing in bee removal and termite inspection and treatments.

I was raised on an apple orchard in Belen (1962-Present),(1100 trees, 14 varieties). Our next door neighbor (Mr. Fowler, a mailman) kept about 25 hives of bees on his property. When he died his family gave the bees to us for our orchard. My father and uncle tried unsuccessfully to remove the honey from the hives the first summer and was stung so many times that my father developed an allergy to the stings. Before the age of 14 I became the family beekeeper. I was given lessons by a beekeeper in Peralta that summer and have been keeping bees ever since.

In 2005 our father (Robert Costanza) died. Seeing that all my brothers and sisters (2 brothers and 3 sisters) wanted to be a part of the heritage my parents had started my wife, Louella and I started 120 fruit trees in Edgewood.

Louella and I farm 8 acres, producing fruits and vegetables for the local farm markets. In 2011 we began to concentrate more on Apples, Peaches, Cherries, Plums, Apricots, Strawberries, Asparagus, Melons, Tomatoes, Onions, and Peppers.

We teach beginning and commercial beekeeping in NM, AZ, TX and OK. In the fall we teach elementary students when time permits for Kids, Kows and More in Santa Fe and Torrance County.

Our goal is to build up to 1,000 hives and place them in key locations within Albuquerque and on special farms that produce alfalfa, clover and seed crops that are controlled and managed by the beekeeper.

We believe in sharing the exciting lessons of beekeeping and farming that we have learned over the years and have a strong desire to organize workshops where we can all work together to learn and to build up our businesses.
I use the following type of bee hives:
Top bar, Langstroth
My bee hives are primarily located here (ZIP code):
87002
How best to reach me (Public email or phone)
505-286-4843

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North American Beekeepers Conference in Galveston, TX (January 4-9)

My wife, Louella and I attended the North American Beekeepers Conference that was held in Galveston the first week of January and have many thoughts and highlites to share with those who may have questions.

 

The two most important lessons we brought back from the conference that would help all of us is:

 

    1.  We must feed our bees a protein source when there is no pollen coming in.

 

     2.  It is critical we re-queen every…

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Posted on January 20, 2011 at 9:17am

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At 8:40am on December 11, 2019, Jack Hoffman said…

HI...when will you have hives/Nucs available?

At 8:23am on December 11, 2019, Bridget C Montano said…

Hello, 

I’ve spoken to your wife before. I would like to add 2 hives to my yard this year so I’ll want to buy some bees from you. What is your YouTube channel?

Thanks,

Bridget Montaño 

At 9:34am on January 12, 2015, Ivy said…
This is not a problem. Thank you .
At 11:15am on May 30, 2011, Buckner Creel said…
Ed,
     I got a swarm this year from TJ Carr, thank you.  Sorry for the late response, I didn't see your comment/friend request until now.
At 1:09pm on March 30, 2011, Jessie Brown said…
Ed, I never got a chance to thank you for sending contact info for Monica Rudd. I've been making a lot of beauty products and have quite a few questions to pass on to her. Thanks again!
At 8:45pm on February 14, 2011, Craig Noorlander said…
 I never did get anything stating that I was accepted to the association.  I started getting emails though so I decided to check it out.  It seems that I have been accepted.  Please check out my website (papabearshoney.com) and let me know what you think.  I finally got it up and running (for the most part).  I will continue to tweak it from time to time.  I ordered 105 - 4 pound packages from Lehi Utah and will pick them up on the 30th of April.  I am doing another seminar on the 26th of March at the LDS Chapel.  I know that is a Saturday and you probably won’t go, however if you have any inputs please let me know and I will add them if I can.
 
 
 

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