Albuquerque Beekeepers

Urban beekeeping in New Mexico's largest city.

Mark Sommer
  • Placitas, NM
  • United States
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April 2019 Pollinator News is Out!

You can read it here by creating an account on (NMBKA's Social Networking Website) and clicking on the news…Continue

Started Apr 1, 2019

Bee Informed Partnership email to NMBKA

This email was sent to NMBKA inbox.  Some of you may be interested in participating.-------------My name is Dan Reynolds, and I'm a research specialist with the Bee Informed Partnership. We are a…Continue

Tags: Diagnostics, Informed, Bee

Started Feb 28, 2019

Not a swarm, but a trap out or cut out

Please have a look atFacebook Postfor details.Continue

Started Jun 28, 2018

Active Bees

My first wintering of bees.  I was doing yard work all day.  Both my hives are very active.  They brought out their dead, which I would expect, but they were very busy all day.  Some getting water,…Continue

Started Jan 10, 2017


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Ronda Zaragoza is attending Mark Sommer's event

New Mexcio Beekeepers Association 2019 Summer Conference - Save the Date! at South Broadway Cultural Center

July 26, 2019 at 5pm to July 27, 2019 at 7pm
Jul 18, 2019
Mark Sommer added a discussion to the group Natural BeeKeeping

Les Crowder - Natural Beekeeping Seminar

Sunday July 28, 2019 Santa Fe, New MexicoNATURAL BEEKEEPINGLes Crowder will lead a workshop in the Santa Fe area on Sunday July 28th. Les began keeping bees in Bernalillo, NM 40 + years ago. He has spent many hours with bare hands in open beehives and tries to observe clues to understand the biological needs of a colony of bees. He advocates an inexpensive style of beekeeping.In the morning workshop he will talk about how to minimize bee defensive behavior and how to recognize the signs bees…See More
Jul 11, 2019
Mark Sommer joined Raymond Espinoza's group

Natural BeeKeeping

Tells us about your efforts to keep bees in a Natural environment, share ideas, and methodology and purpose. If your walking the talk this is where you can strut your walk... Bashing, rudeness and negativity is not allowed, this is about fostering our HoneyBees in the best possible environment, purist and beginners are welcome, Share your best natural beekeeping practices. See More
Jul 11, 2019
Mark Sommer posted an event

New Mexcio Beekeepers Association 2019 Summer Conference - Save the Date! at South Broadway Cultural Center

July 26, 2019 at 5pm to July 27, 2019 at 7pm
May 14, 2019
Mark Sommer left a comment for Marisa
"No.  Beth isn't on here"
Apr 8, 2019

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About me:
Managing 7 colonies four in Placitas and three in Santa Fe. Successfully raising VSH queens - thanks Marisa Wagner for the queen cell last year!

Co-chair of the NMBKA Certified Beekeepers Program and learning.
I use the following type of bee hives:
Top bar, Langstroth
My bee hives are primarily located here (ZIP code):
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At 11:57am on April 1, 2019, Raymond Espinoza said…

Hi Mark, The bees were in a large tree, so they are deciding if they want to consider taking the tree down, since the property is up for sale the realtor wants the bees out fast and was not interested in doing a trapout, which are usually unsuccessful on large old trees. I have not heard back, so they likely took some other option.


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