Thanks Raymond. I've just moved to ABQ from living 20 years in Alaska (brief time in South Dakota to teach for friend on sabbatical leave. Beekeeping in AK is a tad different. Helped 2 very skilled friends there with their hives. I will be at the Fe 25 mtg and excited to start.
I took down a tree last year with Lu Lu and Amy Owen and removed some bees. Totally successful as far as the removal. Hated ruining their home. I'll only ever do that again if I know they're going to kill them anyway.
Ray, Thanks for the welcome. I currently do not have a hive, but have thought about getting one. I have been interested in the plight of our pollinators and how to best support them in their very important role in the ecosystem. My most current interest is in moving the hive in my wall though! (So I guess now I can say that I have had a hive, even though they choose me!) Thanks for supporting such a great source of bee information.