Albuquerque Beekeepers

Urban beekeeping in New Mexico's largest city.

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Welcome to Abq Beeks 2017 Season

As we button down our hives for the fall and winter season, we look forward to abundant, healthy bees in spring. Please continue to post your beekeeping activities, questions and activities as beekeepers never really rest, do we?

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Bee Losses So Far This Fall/Winter 2 Replies

Anyone else experiencing high bee losses so far this fall/winter?  I am down to three hives from the seven I closed up in October from two different bee yards.  All the same, full stores, no bees left except the queen, a few nurse bees and capped…Continue

Started by Christina Parlapiano in Hives + Bees. Last reply by Jason Fink yesterday.

Bee removal 1 Reply

In December 2017 my bees absconded leaving my hive completely void of any bees. Frames full of honey for the winter. I have put out sugar water for these bees just in case they were nearby and hungry/thirsty. Last night (Jan. 7,2018) I had about…Continue

Started by Ken Eklund in Swarms. Last reply by ron brooks yesterday.

looking for 2018 top bar nucs 3 Replies

Hello, I am looking for 2 top bar nucs for 2018 spring. I would like local (NM) survivor bees. Is anyone anticipating making splits ? My hives are built to Les Crowder dimensions.Continue

Started by Judy Allen in Sell/Trade + Donate/Volunteer. Last reply by Jason Fink yesterday.

Looking for volunteer work! 2 Replies

Hello,I'm a new member to the beeks forum. Thank you for allowing me to join. I am applying for a field tech position in California doing data collection with pollinators and would like to be as prepared as possible. After contacting the research…Continue

Tags: work, volunteer

Started by Jade Elijah McLaughlin in Sell/Trade + Donate/Volunteer. Last reply by Jade Elijah McLaughlin yesterday.

4 pound bee packages for sale 1 Reply

I am bringing in 4 pound packages of bees again this year. I will also be doing a free seminar at the East Mountains Soil and Water Conservation building on the 24th of March. Please go to my web site …Continue

Started by Craig Noorlander in Sell/Trade + Donate/Volunteer. Last reply by Jeannie Pace on Sunday.

Where to order bees 1 Reply

My partner and I have been planning to start bee keeping. He gave me a hive for Christmas. This seems like the time to order our bees. Does anyone have recriminations for where to get our new friends?Continue

Tags: bees, purchasing

Started by Lanceford Thompson in How to Start Beekeeping in Albuquerque. Last reply by Randy S. Jan 10.

Top Bar Nucs

Also looking for nucs for top bar hive.  Thanks. Continue

Started by Jeannie Pace in Sell/Trade + Donate/Volunteer Jan 9.

Speakers at the NMBKA 2018 Annual Conference

We have many great speakers presenting at the NMBKA Annual Conference.  Please take a moment to look over the flyer, and share with others!  Please note that the cost of admission is the NMBKA $30 annual membership fee.  …Continue

Started by Abq Beeks in News + Announcements Jan 4.

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Jason Fink replied to Christina Parlapiano's discussion Bee Losses So Far This Fall/Winter
"Same with one of my 4,  all bees gone in late November.  2 others don't seem to have…"
yesterday
ron brooks replied to Ken Eklund's discussion Bee removal
"hey ken, if they found a safe place,it maybe better to leave them till spring, you can call me…"
yesterday
Jason Fink replied to Judy Allen's discussion looking for 2018 top bar nucs
"I sell Top bar Nuc hives, TJ Carr style. New Mexico Bee Works Jason"
yesterday
Jade Elijah McLaughlin replied to Jade Elijah McLaughlin's discussion Looking for volunteer work!
"Thank you for the recommendation!"
yesterday
Jeannie Pace replied to Craig Noorlander's discussion 4 pound bee packages for sale
"Yay. Ordered. Thanks."
Sunday
Craig Noorlander posted a discussion

4 pound bee packages for sale

I am bringing in 4 pound packages of bees again this year. I will also be doing a free seminar at…See More
Friday
Profile IconEli Hatch and V. Lobato joined Albuquerque Beekeepers
Jan 11
Randy S. is attending Jessie Brown's event

2018 NMBKA Annual Conference at South Broadway Cultural Center

February 2, 2018 to February 3, 2018
2018 New Mexico Beekeepers Association Annual ConferenceHive Mind: Decision- Making Secrets of…See More
Jan 10

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