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Yellow Jackets 3 Replies

While checking the sugar water in my hives yesterday, I discovered many (20-30) yellow jackets inside one of the hives.  I have removed the sugar water which was a clear attractant.  I also reduced the door opening, but still yellow jackets…Continue

Tags: jackets, yellow

Started by Ken Duckert in Hives + Bees. Last reply by veronica gurule yesterday.

Drift Watch Website 2 Replies

John Garlisch, Bernalillo County Extension Agent, asked me to forward this on to beekeepers. It is the New Mexico Specialty Crop Site Registry where, if you choose, you can register your apiary. According to their "about us" page, "This DriftWatch…Continue

Started by Carolyn Hammack in News + Announcements. Last reply by Raymond Espinoza on Friday.

My parents recently bought a house with bee's living in one of their trees... 5 Replies

Hello,I am not looking for someone to get the hive out but merely wondering if they would move into a hive if we placed it in the backyard.Apparently they have lived in this tree for YEARS and never have been a bother. We are excited to have them…Continue

Tags: free, swarm, gentle, behavior, bee

Started by Bresdin O'Malley in How to Start Beekeeping in Albuquerque. Last reply by Bresdin O'Malley Nov 10.

Top bar hive and Langstroh extractor for sale. 5 Replies

I have major back problems lately, probably having surgery soon and need to sell my Top Bar hive. I cannot handle the weight lately.  I am also moving and need to find a good home for the girls. I cannot get out to the side yard and check on…Continue

Started by Gene Stillman in Sell/Trade + Donate/Volunteer. Last reply by Gene Stillman Nov 3.


I am wondering if it is possible to get a mated queen this time of year locally?Continue

Started by Sarah Ciccotello in Hives + Bees Oct 28.

winter 2 Replies

when should be the last time we go into a hives before cold weather gets here be, in the HE Heights specifically? thank you all.Continue

Started by Gretchen Rieck in Hives + Bees. Last reply by Gretchen Rieck Oct 26.

Mite Away Quick Strips

Does anyone have extra MAQS to sell?  I need to treat 2 hives and I don't want to order and pay for the minimum of 10 to make an order?  Continue

Started by Lorene Pyeatt in Swarms Sep 29.

Pricing Your Honey 1 Reply

What do folks usually get or ask for when selling honey?  Looking at selling but I don't know what the going rate is except for the grocery store.  It would be just honey not comb.ThanksContinue

Started by Christina Parlapiano in Sell/Trade + Donate/Volunteer. Last reply by Carl Smith Sep 28.


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veronica gurule replied to Ken Duckert's discussion Yellow Jackets
"My name is Veronica Gurule and I have lost 4 hives to yellow jackets I have set up traps and caught…"
Zig (John Ziegler) replied to Ken Duckert's discussion Yellow Jackets
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