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4 pound packages for sale 1 Reply

All, I have updated my website ( and have started taking orders.  Thank you for your patience if you have been waiting. Continue

Tags: bees, of, package, pound, 4

Started by Craig Noorlander in Sell/Trade + Donate/Volunteer. Last reply by ron brooks on Thursday.

Free Frames 1 Reply

I have a bun ch of frames for hive bodys and supers for free and am in Santa Fe.Thanks,DougContinue

Started by Doug McDowell in Sell/Trade + Donate/Volunteer. Last reply by John Gagne Jan 11.

Need help with my hive! 1 Reply

I am a first year beekeeper and consider myself a novice!.I need some urgent help and advice with my hive.We have one Langstroth hive that we started in the beginning of this season. All had been going pretty well as far I could tell the whole year,…Continue

Tags: bees, dead, of, lots

Started by Alwyn VanderWalt in Hives + Bees. Last reply by Mark Sommer Jan 10.

Active Bees

My first wintering of bees.  I was doing yard work all day.  Both my hives are very active.  They brought out their dead, which I would expect, but they were very busy all day.  Some getting water, but mostly it looks like orientation flights. …Continue

Started by Mark Sommer in Hives + Bees Jan 10.

New to ABQ and would like to purchase bees and a few queens

Good Afternoon Everyone,I hope all is well and Happy New Years. I'm new to ABQ and would like to purchase some bees with a few queens. Please text me with pricing 704-840-4961Continue

Started by Jeremy Hudson in Swarms Jan 7.

Need Asistance with determining bee type & relocation in Albuquerque 3 Replies

I am renter who has been instructed by my landlord to exterminate some bees which have made a home in a bush in my front yard.I believe the bee's are basic ground bee's but have no experience with them to be able to identify them correctly.I have…Continue

Started by Mark Evans in Hives + Bees. Last reply by Joe Wesbrook Dec 31, 2016.

winter fondant 1 Reply

Would like information about making fondant at our altitude. Can we get the syrup hot enough to become fondant? Continue

Started by Janet Yagoda Shagam in Hives + Bees. Last reply by Sarah Davies Dec 31, 2016.

Any local ordinances concerning the keeping of bees? 5 Replies

My wife and I will be moving into our house in NE Heights full time from early next year. I'm keen to start keeping bees but I wondered if there were any local ordinances/laws concerning how and where a hive can be sited in regards to neighbors,…Continue

Tags: ordinances, local, up, Starting

Started by Jim Morling in How to Start Beekeeping in Albuquerque. Last reply by Joel Deluxe Dec 19, 2016.


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Latest Activity

ron brooks replied to Craig Noorlander's discussion 4 pound packages for sale
"hey craig, you can sign me up for a package, how much are they?"
John Gagne replied to Doug McDowell's discussion Free Frames
"Doug I'm in Santa Fe do you still have any equipment left? Thanks"
Jan 11
Mark Sommer replied to Alwyn VanderWalt's discussion Need help with my hive!
"What you're seeing may be OK.  It's hard to say, but you'll have to wait until…"
Jan 10
Mark Sommer posted a discussion

Active Bees

My first wintering of bees.  I was doing yard work all day.  Both my hives are very active.  They…See More
Jan 10
Jennileen Joseph left a comment for Raymond Espinoza
"Great!!! Thanks!!"
Jan 9
Profile IconRaymond Espinoza, Janet Yagoda Shagam and Charlie Esty are attending Jessie Brown's event

The Business of the Bee- NM Beekeepers Assoc. Conference at South Broadway Cultural Center

February 3, 2017 at 12pm to February 4, 2017 at 5pm
Please join us for the NM Beekeeper's Association The Business of Beekeeping Conference which will…See More
Jan 9
Raymond Espinoza left a comment for Jennileen Joseph
"Hi Jennileen, The Hubbell house event was a blast, nice to hear from you. Our plan is to offer…"
Jan 9
Janet Yagoda Shagam commented on Carolyn Hammack's event February ABQ Beeks Meeting
"ANybody get contacted by the USDA. I received a survey in the mail- a required send-back. So I told…"
Jan 9

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