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Was told by my wonderful mentor that creosote bush can be used in smoker to treat mites. I found a good article: https://agresearchmag.ars.usda.gov/1997/aug/mitesmoke
Started by Amy Owen in Hives + Bees 11 hours ago.
Hi, there -I recently caught a very small swarm (softball sized) in April. I housed them here with a few frames of honey, a bit of pollen and easy access to gardens and water, in the shade....bee paradise. They grew and were thriving. Last weekend…Continue
Started by Robin Miller in Hives + Bees yesterday.
I would like to thank the Beeks who manned the swarm board. Thanks to them I have been fortunate to have rescued 6 swarms of bees in the northeast heights bounded by San Mateo, east and Academy north. I wondered if any record of swarm locations…Continue
A homeowner on the westside of ABQ has a colony occupying a birdhouse in her backyard and she would like it removed. The birdhouse is 28″ long and about 10″ deep with the floor of the birdhouse about 8′ off the ground. It is wired to a tree. The…Continue
I have few Langstroth starter nuc hives I am selling. One is ready right now. These are established mini-colonies. The honeybees know their queen. These nuc hive include a fresh well mated queen, four to five deep frames of: bees, drawn comb,…Continue
I have about an acre in the far NE section of Albuquerque where I have planted alot of plants that provide nectar for bees. I use to have a couple of hives on this property and would love to have one or two again if anyone is looking for a place to…Continue
Hi Bee friends, HAPPY NATIONAL POLLINATOR WEEK!June 20-26 is National Pollinator Week. We celebrate the selfless ingenuity, hard work and beauty of pollinators— particularly honeybees, the workhorses of the insect world. They provide free…Continue
Started by Anita Amstutz in News + Announcements Jun 19.