Albuquerque Beekeepers

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Carpenter Bees in my tree are dying

I am new to this forum, I am not a bee keeper nor do I know much of anything about bees. I noticed last spring Carpenter Bees had set up shop in my Mexican Elder Tree in Old Town NM, they bore one hole initially then another later the spring. I LOVED watching them all summer, took note of when the pale yellowish ones hatched, noted that a big black one guarded the second hole and wouldn't let the new ones get back into the nest, I observed they are not very good flyers and was sad when I…

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Added by Krysteen Waszak on April 7, 2021 at 1:09pm — 1 Comment

Nucleus Hives

I have several strong nucs for sale.  Lots of bees, brood and food.

Added by Gerald Weesner on July 11, 2020 at 2:00am — No Comments

San Juan Apiaries / 5 Frame Nucleus Colonies

San Juan Apiaries / 2020 Nucleus Colonies

5 Frame Nucleus Colonies Available



We will again be offering 5 frame nucleus colonies from our local overwintered stock.



Standard deep frame equipment only. Not suitable for Top Bar hive application.



Genetic Stock: Overwintered San Juan Carniolan / Russian X & VSH Sourced Queens, USDA Baton Rouge

5 frame colonies will consist of laying queen, and a minimum of 2 ½ -3 deep…

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Added by John Gagne on January 10, 2020 at 8:37am — 1 Comment

Nuc didn't expand to other frames - need more bees!

Hi There!

This year I got my very first hive of bees! I purchased a nuc of bees with a 2019 queen that looked very healthy and happy. Unfortunately, they really struggled to expand, and my 4 frame nuc has only expanded to become a 5 frame nuc... I'm afraid they won't last the winder with help. Anyone have extra frames of brood that would need a home?

Other info:

  • Location is North Valley
  • Hive is traditional Langstoth
  • I have been feeding bees with…
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Added by Emily Schmick on September 15, 2019 at 9:06pm — No Comments

Ready, Steady, Time to get on the 2019 ZQBee reservation list...

Zia Queenbees  is gearing up for another phenomenal season! We've spent years learning our own NM microclimates, collaborating with local farms, farmers and pollinator enthusiasts, and also developing regional cooperation with like minded beekeepers. Mel is in the second lap of her graduate degree and will be supporting ZQB through breeding selection, grafting and assisting as needed. Mark is spearheading the 2019 bee and queen orders as his vision of extending ZQB through LongeviBees…

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Added by Melanie Margarita Kirby on October 20, 2018 at 1:47pm — No Comments

For sale Top bar hive boxes for sale

 Want to get rid of four top bar complete boxes.  Will consider all reasonable offers. text message at 5052285541  Bill 

Added by Bill rowland on August 16, 2018 at 4:33pm — No Comments

Langstroth

I would like to donate two boxes of honey, and meed to someone to add to your hive, or buy a bar of brood and a queen. Please contact me at 505-804-1113 Rose Walke

Added by Rose Walker on July 1, 2018 at 5:45am — No Comments

Langstroth

I would like to donate two boxes of honey, and meed to someone to add to your hive, or buy a bar of brood and a queen. Please contact me at 505-804-1113 Rose Walke

Added by Rose Walker on July 1, 2018 at 5:45am — No Comments

Langstroth

I would like to donate two boxes of honey, and meed to someone to add to your hive, or buy a bar of brood and a queen. Please contact me at 505-804-1113 Rose Walke

Added by Rose Walker on July 1, 2018 at 5:45am — No Comments

Langstroth

I would like to donate two boxes of honey, and meed to someone to add to your hive, or buy a bar of brood and a queen. Please contact me at 505-804-1113 Rose Walke

Added by Rose Walker on July 1, 2018 at 5:44am — No Comments

Langstroth

I would like to donate two boxes of honey, and meed to someone to add to your hive, or buy a bar of brood and a queen. Please contact me at 505-804-1113 Rose Walke

Added by Rose Walker on July 1, 2018 at 5:44am — No Comments

3/30/18 Hive Inspection

I placed a top bar hive in a friend's yard on Broadway a few weeks ago. At that time the hive was healthy with active Queen and several bars of brood. I've had reports of an active hive for those weeks. This morning I opened the hive at about 11Am and found 100+ dead bees at the back of the hive, low population of ~200 bees at Bars #5 & #6, no brood, 8+ combs of honey. No sign of a queen. I placed the dead bees in a jar for anyone who might be able to inspect…

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Added by Jerry Rolfe on June 1, 2018 at 12:11pm — No Comments

free swarm removal 8046794

free swarm removal 8046794

Added by ron brooks on March 28, 2018 at 9:05am — No Comments

Self winterizing bees.

With all the hives I have had, I never had a hive do a self  close down of the entrance.

Added by Dennis A. Muirhead on October 13, 2017 at 11:15am — No Comments

Free queen

Does anyone need a free queen? Give me a call at 503-5587. I live in the north valley. Debbie

Added by Deborah Cox on October 4, 2017 at 9:03am — No Comments

Cut-outs

Hi,

I am listed on the swarm removal page as doing cut outs, and that is not the case.  I only do trap outs.  How do I get the page updated?

Thanks,

Dennis

 

Added by Dennis A. Muirhead on June 8, 2017 at 12:06pm — No Comments

Senate Joint Memorial #4 PASSED!

Congratulations to the UNM Wild Friends and all you bee supporters out there who flooded the Senate Conservation Committee's mailboxes on behalf of this well written bill. It passed unanimously with only one small amendment which strengthened it. Keep your fingers crossed!   .

Here's what the director of Wild Friends wrote:

The…

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Added by Anita Amstutz on February 11, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

WAS Conference in Santa Fe

WAS Conference in Santa Fe.  SO-O-O-O-O-O MUCH INFORMATION

As a librarian I want to share where to find the information that was shared with us at the WAS conference. This comes with some editorializing:)  Thank you to the New Mexico Beekeepers Association for the assistance you provided to me so I could attend this conference.   If anyone has questions about my notes below please contact me.  Annette

 

EDUCATION - quantum physics, quantum biology, chemistry, bee anatomy…

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Added by Annette Colbert on October 23, 2013 at 5:43pm — No Comments

Urban Bee Water Station

I made the following bee watering station for my bees (Image 1).  I live in a neighborhood and have many neighbors.  Many have swimming pools and/or dog bowls with water, etc.  I want to try to avoid annoying my neighbors because my half drowned bees are stinging them in their pools or making it hard for dogs to drink water.

I bought a five gallon, plastic flower pot (with no holes in it) from Wal-Mart for about $19, one small water pump from “Just…

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Added by Randy S. on April 26, 2013 at 10:07pm — No Comments

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