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moving a top bar hive in the back yard

I want to move my top bar hives about 5-6 feet from their present location. Has anyone tried the method of piling up branches in front of the entrance to get them to think there's been some kind of environmental damage, which will then cause them to…Continue

Started by Camille Cunningham in Hives + Bees 14 hours ago.

Cluster on nuc body? 2 Replies

Hi, I am new to beekeeping and installed my nuc into my 8 frame hive this morning.  A few bees were left in the nuc box (i probably didn't shake them out well enough) so I left the box by the hive thinking they would fly in eventually.  This…Continue

Started by Amanda Brown in Hives + Bees. Last reply by Amanda Brown Jul 23.

Anyone have 2 queens for sale?

Hi  -- if so, please give me a call. 505 550 5752 -- H. Continue

Started by Howard Passell in Hives + Bees Jul 18.

Value-added hive products publication

Although it was written in 1996, this publication on value-added bee hive products is PACKED with relevant information.http://www.fao.org/docrep/w0076e/w0076e00.htmContinue

Started by Carolyn Hammack in Hives + Bees Jul 15.

Looking for a mentor - North Valley 4 Replies

Hi there,I am freshly minted to beekeeping. I took the class at the open space yesterday and went into my hive this morning.While I was fine working with the bees, I am not sure how the hive looks. I could not spot the queen but she may have been…Continue

Started by Remi Dingreville in Hives + Bees. Last reply by Remi Dingreville Jul 15.

Taos Sister Winds Festival for Beekeepers

Check out a unique event taking place at Taos Mesa Brewery this Saturday, July 16...starting at 1pm til 1am.100% of the profits this year will benefit local bee keepers who advocate for chemical-free farming practices in the Taos area.What began as…Continue

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Started by Melanie Margarita Kirby in News + Announcements Jul 13.

Looking for a swarm removal mentor in Corrales

I live in Corrales and would love to ride along with someone in the village who is willing to show me how a swarm removal should be done.  I would then volunteer on the swarm removal list.  Anyone interested??  I am retired and can go pratically any…Continue

Started by maureen arellano in Swarms Jul 8.

Creosote to treat mites!

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 Jun 28.

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Camille Cunningham posted a discussion

moving a top bar hive in the back yard

I want to move my top bar hives about 5-6 feet from their present location. Has anyone tried the…See More
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Foundationless Langstroth Hives

A group for those using foundationless Langstroth hives to share their experiences and knowledge.See More
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Amanda Brown replied to Amanda Brown's discussion Cluster on nuc body?
"thank you"
Jul 23
Buckner Creel replied to Amanda Brown's discussion Cluster on nuc body?
"Just brush them from the nuc onto the landing pad of the hive.  They'll figure it out."
Jul 23
Amanda Brown posted a discussion

Cluster on nuc body?

Hi, I am new to beekeeping and installed my nuc into my 8 frame hive this morning.  A few bees were…See More
Jul 23
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HONEYBEES at Cleveland, NM, just north of Mora

August 6, 2016 at 9pm to August 7, 2016 at 1pm
HONEYBEES Aug. 6 & 7 A biodynamic apiculture event – the ecological, regenerative and spiritual…See More
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