Albuquerque Beekeepers

Urban beekeeping in New Mexico's largest city.

Samuel Lopez
  • Male
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • United States

Samuel Lopez's Friends

  • Jeremy Nelson
  • Melodie D'Amour
  • Jefferson
  • Hanaa Benhalim
  • Breanna Ryan
  • Gil
  • Laura Speer
  • Troy W. Chadwell
  • M. & T. Stallard
  • Ivy
  • Raymond Espinoza
  • Christina Parlapiano
  • Wm. Epps
  • Darren Jewell
  • Carolyn Hammack

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Searching for a honey gate
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Looking for a honey gate to purchase locally for my first attempt at crush/strain honey harvesting. I will have to purchase online if I can't find one local to ABQ. to buy.Thank you - SamContinue

Tags: gate, Honey

Started this discussion. Last reply by Samuel Lopez Oct 11, 2015.

New Urban Homesteaders Club in Albuquerque

A new club has formed in Albuquerque called "ABQ Urban Homesteaders". It meets on the fourth Monday of the month at 6:30 pm at the Albuquerque Garden Center. Dues are $25 for individuals and $45 for…Continue

Tags: Homesteading, Urban

Started Feb 24, 2015

Beekeeping classes

Has anyone heard about the classes that Daniel Espalin offers ?Is he having them this fall or not ?Thanks - SamContinue

Started Sep 25, 2014

Hive type for Beginners ?
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What type of bee hive is recommended for someone just starting out ?Langstroth, Top Bar, Warre or Other ?I am planning to start 2 hives in the spring of 2015 - I'll be reading, researching and…Continue

Tags: hive, beginner, bee, Warre, Top

Started this discussion. Last reply by Samuel Lopez Feb 12, 2014.


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About me:
The name of my urban homestead is "7 Heavenly Hens GARDEN". We grow a variety of fruits , vegetables and flowers and raise chickens. Honey bees are now part of the GARDEN.
I started with my first hive in August 2014 - my warrre hive was gifted to me and so was my 1st colony (from a cut-out).
My 1st hive is a Warre . My approach to beekeeping is a natural/sustainable and holistic one. I plan to add two more Warre hives during the spring of 2015.
My bee hives are primarily located here (ZIP code):

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Bee hives / garden tour for 2017

Are there any plans for another bee hive / garden tour for 2017 ?


Posted on May 17, 2017 at 7:54am — 1 Comment

Review / recommend this book ?

Can anyone recommend/comment on the book "The Practical Beekeeper, Beekeeping Naturally" ?

I have come across the book and associated website. I'm new to beekeeping - plan to start hives in the spring of 2015, so I'm trying to locate good sources of reading material.

Thanks - Sam

Posted on January 28, 2014 at 8:07pm

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At 2:21pm on May 3, 2017, Jeremy Nelson said…


I left a comment somewhere and not sure where so I am doing it again. I needed some feedback on these top bars- pine_warre_top_bars_ea5ae41a-c67f-4ca0-a3a5-e213ec47f4d2_2000x.jpg

Do I need to wax them or will they be ok without in my warre? 

At 4:49pm on March 23, 2015, M. & T. Stallard said…

Hello Sam,

Thank you again for showing us your hive and letting us share in your inspection.  Thank  you also for the starters, I am very excited to get them in the ground.

Thank you,

Mike and Tina Stallard

At 8:52am on January 12, 2015, Ed Costanza said…

Hi Sam,

I am changing he beekeeping class from the 1st to the 8th.  I hope this is not a problem for you



At 10:08am on July 22, 2014, Christina Parlapiano said…

Hi Sam!

It was great meeting you and your family Sunday.  I really enjoyed talking with you and seeing your chickens and garden.  I was thinking, I don't know if I will get around to keeping bees in the Warre and if you would like it it is yours.  It does need work as it came unassembled, but I would rather see it go to someone who will use it as opposed to just sitting in my yard until I get around to it.  Let me know if you would want it.

Take Care,



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