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Queens for Sale

2 queens for sale. $35 each.  Call Margaret Harper at 505-231-8745.Continue

Started Jun 29, 2019

World's Biggest Bee
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Newsweek article on rediscovered "largest" bee.…Continue

Tags: bee, Biggest

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christopher J Pease Feb 28, 2019.

Another honeybee parasite

This is an almost two year old article I received from a New Zealand beekeeper about another possible/additional cause for colony collapse.…Continue

Tags: bacteria, Bee

Started Nov 7, 2018


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At 9:35am on March 24, 2017, Cheri Montoya said…

Thanks Joe. That's great.

At 11:57am on March 23, 2017, Cheri Montoya said…

Hi Joe, you gave me a swarm a few years ago, and I would like to add another hive this year. If you have any available, I would love to get one. Thanks.

Cheri Montoya

At 9:51pm on March 16, 2017, Pete Stromberg said…
Joe you helped me with a swarm two years ago. Thanks
I just went through the hive with my son David's help and we saw no brood. Pretty sure I am queen less. I would be able to take a swarm if there is an extra.
Pete Stromberg.
At 9:17am on February 29, 2016, Lorene Pyeatt said…

Hi Joe,

My allergies are so bad that I want to get bees again.  This time I will try to stay with one top bar hive.  I know my neighborhood can not support more than that.  I think if I use the top bar I will be able to handle it more easily.  

My problem is the cost.  Please let me know if you hear about someone selling a top bar.  As soon as I find that I will put my name on the swarm list.  

Thanks Joe.  Hope you are having a allergy free springtime.  


At 3:07pm on December 9, 2015, RICHARD B. STEVENS said…


At 8:05pm on December 8, 2015, RICHARD B. STEVENS said…

Hi Joe, I just finished my first year as a beekeeper and it was a great year

            (ten jars of honey and what appears to be a healthy hive).

            I left approximately 7 to 8 frames of honey in an eight frame Langstroth.

            Some pollen was also left and the brood pattern looked good.

            My question is this: on an exceptionally warm day in Feb should I 

            feed pollen patties (I’ve heard that this helps in stimulating the queen

            in laying and results in a larger bee population in the spring) ? I also

            plan on adding a medium super around the middle of March to

            help ward off potential swarming.

At 9:24am on September 2, 2014, Lorene Pyeatt said…

Hi Joe,

Just checking.  I want to get it right this time.  My bees are still using sugar water and storing only a little honey.  To prepare for the winter, I'm thinking about asking George to build some of the sugar feeders.  As I understand it, they are just a 2" space  in the bottom of the hive where I can put granulated sugar, enough to support them over winter. Do you think this is a good idea?  

At 2:27pm on March 26, 2014, valerie roybal said…

Hello Joe,

Thank you so much for presence, assistance, and knowledge with my hive last week! I greatly appreciate it!


At 10:21am on January 20, 2012, Jessie Brown said…

Never mind my last comment, looks like it will be a trapout that can be pushed to the spring, but I still would like to hear your opinion on winter removal survival!



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