Albuquerque Beekeepers

Urban beekeeping in New Mexico's largest city.

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Introducing the New ABQ Beeks Leaders:

Lu Lu Sage has adored plants and native bees since she was a little girl growing up just outside of Boston. When the dandelions and forsythia were blooming and bumble bees emerged from the stone walls that surrounded her yard she knew the riot of spring had begun. Lu Lu has been observing native bees in her bee boxes and hard-pack earth yard for 10 years. She built 2 top bar hives in 2015, graduated in the first certification class and has been enjoying the honey bee show in her yard ever since. She's an advocate for weeds, bees and native plants and loves to share her passion for all living things. She's just about run out of room to plant any more trees or plants in her yard.... maybe she'll have to buy another yard!

John is a graduate of the NMBKA certification program and has been keeping bees for 3 years in Corrales and North Valley areas. John is currently serving as the treasurer on the NMBKA Certification board and teaches some classes in the program as well as mentors at the open space a couple times a year. His love for bees started with gardening and a fascination with all that bees offer to teach us.

Amy started keeping bees when she joined the ABQ Beeks mentor program, and received a split from her mentor.  Soon after, she began and completed the NMBKA certified beekeepers program.  Amy served on the board of NMBKA, and now has three hives at her home in the East Mountains.  She also helps manage three hives in the NE Heights of Albuquerque.  Amy's desire to advocate for pollinators and beekeepers, and to network with other groups is rooted in her social work background.  She is enthusiastic about what ABQ Beeks can accomplish.  

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Virgin Queens for Sale $20 Each (Emergence 6/17 - 6/19)

Hello Everyone,I have virgins again for sale. They are emerging on 6/17 through 6/19. They are marked and sold with three attendants.Call if interested.Thanks,Ryan(505) 796.2244Continue

Tags: bee, queen, virgin

Started by Ryan Kowal in Sell/Trade + Donate/Volunteer on Sunday.

Fogging Mineral Oil 1 Reply

Hello all, When I inspected my bees today I found a couple of bees with deformed wing virus. I am planning on doing the mineral oil with winter green treatment through a fogger. My questions is... How often should I treat with the mineral…Continue

Tags: Mineral, Oil, Virus, Wing, Mites

Started by Brittany Gaume in How to Start Beekeeping in Albuquerque. Last reply by Eric Bunnel on Saturday.

Top Bar Nucs

I have five strong nucs ready to go. They are 5.5 to 6 bars with newly mated, marked queens in TJ Carr pattern hives. $160 each. Pick up in Tijeras. Text (prefered) or call at (785)448-4314.…Continue

Started by Eric Bunnel in Sell/Trade + Donate/Volunteer on Saturday.

Virgin Queens for Sale $20 Each

Hello Everyone,I have virgins for sale. They emerged on 6/13 and 6/14. They are marked and sold with three attendants.Click the image below to view.Call if interested.Thanks,Ryan(505) 796.2244Continue

Tags: bee, queen, virgin

Started by Ryan Kowal in Sell/Trade + Donate/Volunteer on Thursday.

Honey extra sugar label - please contact the FDA!

The FDA is still moving forward with its requirement that honey and maple syrup be labelled as having added sugar.  The current version of the new rule would allow an asterisk so we can state somewhere else on the bottle that we didn't actually add…Continue

Tags: sugar

Started by Elizabeth Lake in News + Announcements on Thursday.

How many hive bodies in ABQ? 8 Replies

I am somewhat new to beekeeping, and recently received my first package of bees. I am wondering how many hive bodies people in Albuquerque typically have? Is one sufficient or are 2 recommended?Thanks!RheaContinue

Tags: bodies, Hive

Started by Rhea Trotman in How to Start Beekeeping in Albuquerque. Last reply by Rhea Trotman Jun 13.

Virgin Queens for Sale $20 each

Hello Everyone,I have virgin queens for sale. They emerged today (06/12/18). If you are interested please call.Thanks,Ryan505-796-2244Continue

Tags: bee, queen, virgin

Started by Ryan Kowal in Sell/Trade + Donate/Volunteer Jun 12.

Pollen foragers deposit the pollen themselves

Unlike nectar foragers, pollen foragers take the pollen into the hive and deposit it into the cells themselves.(Nectar foragers pass it onto a worker bee inside the hive. She will "chew" it for 20-30 minutes before depositing it into a cell.)Here…Continue

Tags: pollen

Started by Elizabeth Lake in Hives + Bees Jun 8.

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Virgin Queens for Sale $20 Each (Emergence 6/17 - 6/19)

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