Albuquerque Beekeepers

Urban beekeeping in New Mexico's largest city.

Susan Carter
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  • Albuquerque, NM
  • United States
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Mentoring program
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When does the mentoring program start up again for new mentors?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Kiefer-O’Donnell Feb 12.

Absconded!
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My top bar hive has absconded and am wondering what to do next (cleaning hive box, ordering/ installing new package, etc). Anyone else have this problem? I’m just south of Los Ranchos area.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Susan Carter Mar 18.

Moving my top bar hive

New beekeeper looking for advice/assistance moving one top bar hive across town. Bees are bearding heavily at night and at recent inspection seemed like in wax mode with lots of new honey.

Started Jul 1, 2019

Hive in my shed
3 Replies

I have had a hive in my tool shed, under the floor, since May. I can get into my shed since they are under the floor and they don't bother me, though I am cautious around them. Wondering if they…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Susan Carter Aug 11, 2015.

 

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Susan Carter replied to Susan Carter's discussion Absconded!
"Thanks for your reply Kate. I had a more experienced beekeeper take a look and she didn't see evidence of mites , beetles, or disease, but we didn't actually test. I had not treated this colony. Sorry about your bees."
Mar 18
Kate Hollander replied to Susan Carter's discussion Absconded!
"I am at the far south end of Los Ranchos and my largest hive from last year also absconded (as opposed to died).  I treated with APivar for Varoa but there was plenty of evidence of mites.  ALSO, I had hive beetles in the hive when I…"
Mar 18
Kenneth Tabish replied to Susan Carter's discussion Absconded!
"Appears to me that they did not survive the winter . . . it is highly unlikely that bees would leave/swarm from their hive in November."
Mar 5
Susan Carter replied to Susan Carter's discussion Absconded!
"I think they may have absconded in November while I was traveling- I harvested honey late summer, but didn’t check them after I returned in November. Just thought they were in the hive keeping warm. They left two full and several partial bars…"
Mar 4
Kenneth Tabish replied to Susan Carter's discussion Absconded!
"Have they died over the winter or are you saying they left/swarmed/flew away from your hive?  Ken"
Mar 4
Susan Carter joined Raymond Espinoza's group
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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
Feb 12
Richard Kiefer-O’Donnell replied to Susan Carter's discussion Mentoring program
"Hello. In a different forum, I read a post from a new member (like me) who had just completed a mentoring request survey and wished to submit it. Can someone point me to where I may get this same survey> I'm very interested in finding out…"
Feb 12
Susan Carter joined Jefferson's group
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Topbar hive users.

This group is for people who are interested in learning more about topbar beekeeping.See More
Feb 3
Susan Carter posted discussions
Feb 3
Susan Carter is attending Abq Beeks's event
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September Meeting at First Unitarian Church Campus

September 24, 2019 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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Sep 3, 2019
Susan Carter posted a discussion

Moving my top bar hive

New beekeeper looking for advice/assistance moving one top bar hive across town. Bees are bearding heavily at night and at recent inspection seemed like in wax mode with lots of new honey.
Jul 1, 2019
Susan Carter posted a status
"Would like to move my top bar hive across town to new home but need advice/help. They are bearding heavily now in the heat."
Jun 30, 2019

Profile Information

About me:
Third year of beekeeping, one TB hive. Still a novice.
I use the following type of bee hives:
Top bar
My bee hives are primarily located here (ZIP code):
87107
How best to reach me (Public email or phone)
email or phone 505-670-3222

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