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Joe Slanga
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  • Albuquerque, NM
  • United States
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Synthetic Drawn Comb
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Hello Fellow Beekeepers,Does anyone have experience with some of the drawn comb products out there.  There are two that I'm looking at and wondering if they're worth the investment.  The two products…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Abq Beeks Aug 27.

Looking for swarms - willing to assist with swarm removal

I'm in need of 5-6 swarms for my hives.  My two hives absconded over the winter and I'm adding four additional hives to my apiary.  I would prefer feral swarms, if available.  So if anyone is…Continue

Started Mar 28, 2018

Dissertation on using oxalic acid to control varroa mites
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Thanks Jodie for an incredibly informative discussion of hive diseases, particularly varroa mite control.I had indicated that I had run across a PhD thesis on the subject.  Here's the link.  A lot of…Continue

Tags: Control, Mite, Varroa

Started this discussion. Last reply by Raymond Espinoza Jun 7, 2017.

1st Year Beekeeper would like an Experienced Beek to help evaluate hive

As a first year beekeeper since April, I approach my hive always with some level of trepidation.  From my work in the hive, it seems clear that it's a thriving hive (good brood, lots of honey and…Continue

Started Oct 12, 2016

 

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Abq Beeks replied to Joe Slanga's discussion Synthetic Drawn Comb
"It's a good question.  I have not heard that other beekeepers have used these products. The key to comb building will always be strong hive with a good nectar flow.  Randy"
Aug 27
Joe Slanga posted a discussion

Synthetic Drawn Comb

Hello Fellow Beekeepers,Does anyone have experience with some of the drawn comb products out there.  There are two that I'm looking at and wondering if they're worth the investment.  The two products are:BetterComb Deep Comb (10 pack)https://www.betterbee.com/foundation/bcombd10-bettercomb-drawn-comb.asporPermacomb - Plastic Fully Drawn Honey Comb for Super Frames…See More
Aug 26
Joe Slanga posted a status
"Did I miss the yearly survey? I always find it useful to see the status of others' apiaries relative to my own"
Mar 18
Joe Slanga replied to Micah Benson's discussion Selling all my equipment. $200
"Hello Ron, I just saw your reply to Micah.  I've been out of the country for most of April.  At this point, I'm assuming that you went forward with the purchase.  If you want to sell some of the hive boxes, I'll be…"
Apr 23, 2019
Joe Slanga replied to Micah Benson's discussion Selling all my equipment. $200
"Micah, I'm just seeing your post, since I've been out of the country for most of April.  Have you sold the equipment yet?  I only saw Ron's reply.  Please let me know.  Thanks"
Apr 23, 2019

Profile Information

About me:
I'm new to beekeeping, and am eager to learn. I believe that keeping bees is being environmentally responsible. I'm also looking forward to the fun and enjoyment of beekeeping.
I use the following type of bee hives:
Langstroth
My bee hives are primarily located here (ZIP code):
87110
How best to reach me (Public email or phone)
505-818-7317
joeslanga@comcast.net

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