Albuquerque Beekeepers

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Welcome to Abq Beeks 2014 Season

Wishing for an abundance of sun, rain, blooms, and friendly, healthy bees as we begin another season of beekeeping here in Albuquerque.  Sign in to find out what's new with your fellow beekeepers!


My parents recently bought a house with bee's living in one of their trees... 4 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 Chris Specter Oct 14.

Top Bar Hives for Sale

Two top bar hives, one used one season, one never used.  Made by John Denne.  Insulated tops, includes bar hod.  $150 cash and carry.  856 2294Continue

Started by Sarah Jane Tresouthick in Sell/Trade + Donate/Volunteer Oct 11.

Top bar hive and Langstroh extractor for sale. 4 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 Oct 1.

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.

Beekeeping classes

Has anyone heard about the classes that Daniel Espalin offers ?Is he having them this fall or not ?Thanks - SamContinue

Started by Samuel Lopez in News + Announcements Sep 25.

Cross Combing 2 Replies

We are new beekeepers. We have 3 top bars. We went in to them for the first time in an embarrassingly long time, and Hive One seems to be playing by the rules well. Encouraged by our efforts, we opened Hive Two and Three and what a disaster. Cross…Continue

Started by Miriam Boldman in Hives + Bees. Last reply by Miriam Boldman Sep 16.

2014 NM State Fair Honey Division Winners 1 Reply

Congratulations to all who submitted entries to the 2014 NM State Fair. We counted more than 70 entries this year. If you haven't made it to the fair yet, make sure to stop by during the weekend and say hi to the hard working beekeeper volunteers at…Continue

Tags: Division, Winners, Honey, Fair, NM

Started by Jessie Brown in News + Announcements. Last reply by Samuel Lopez Sep 15.


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Lorene Pyeatt commented on Randy Elliott's group Foundationless Langstroth Hives
"I don't know how to use the website.  I did not mean to leave this don't email me…"
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Raymond Powell is now a member of Albuquerque Beekeepers
12 hours ago
Samuel Lopez commented on Jefferson's group warre hive users
"Both jars are empty this afternoon. Making more syrup - will inspect the hive this weekend."
Samuel Lopez commented on Jefferson's group warre hive users
"The use of screen is a practice from Wm. It acts as the "cloth" that Warre described; it…"
Jefferson commented on Jefferson's group warre hive users
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Jefferson commented on Jefferson's group warre hive users
"haha, ok--good.put inner cover on with 1 jar over inner cover hole..a T 50 stapeler is perfect for…"
Rhett Renoud commented on Jefferson's group warre hive users
"Ha ha, I see!  It's a screen, not a water stain.   "

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