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Welcome to Abq Beeks 2015 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!

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Hive beetle or june bugs 4 Replies

We have found in one of our 2 hives a beetle that looks like a hive beetle.  We had to dump 5 combs that has bright orange stuff instead of honey and then blackish stuff in the middle of the combs and tunnels or highways on the comb.  We found 2 of…Continue

Started by Jan Ankerson in Swarms. Last reply by Jan Ankerson yesterday.

no honey, very little brood, new comb and plenty of bees, advice??? 4 Replies

Hello everyone,First year beek here. The hive I could use some advice on is a wide and shallow TBH that was loaded with bees from a cut out in late April. The hive was cut out from under a shed where they resided the last 10 years. They were removed…Continue

Started by Ian colburn in Hives + Bees. Last reply by Buckner Creel on Monday.

Apiary Tour

Good Day!  I wanted to say thank you very much for organizing and sponsoring the Apiary Tour this weekend.  What a wonderful event and everyone was so helpful.  Learned a lot and was able to make some new contacts.Continue

Started by Shawna Ballay in News + Announcements on Monday.

Hive updates

Greetings.     I haven't had a chance to get to meetings this summer, as travel has seemed to line up with the meetings.  How are everyone's hives?We're at Lomas & Carlisle.  We started the spring with one strong overwintered hive, with a…Continue

Started by Buckner Creel in Hives + Bees on Sunday.

Aggressive hive 6 Replies

I received a phone call from people who have a box of bees in their backyard. They moved in eight years ago and just left the box alone, but now their neighbors are complaining. Apparently, the person who lived there before them had made some kind…Continue

Started by Glenna Rule in Swarms. Last reply by Raymond Espinoza on Friday.

Free Bee Stuff 5 Replies

I am looking to donate some used (and unused) bee stuff.  I have some unopened boxes of wax frame (super) and several unopened boxes of wood frame components (super and 10 frame hive),  used hot knife used smoker, jar feeder bases, bee brush and a…Continue

Tags: Stuff, Bee, Free

Started by Brian Anderson in Sell/Trade + Donate/Volunteer. Last reply by Brian Anderson on Friday.

Extractor for sale

Stainless steel tangential electric extractor. Radial reels are available. Dadant, perhaps? It can extract four deep frames or eight medium or shallow frames. Speed control clutch and 1/4 hp motor. 19" diameter, 26" tall barrel. American made. Works…Continue

Tags: Extractor

Started by Brett Rimer in Sell/Trade + Donate/Volunteer Aug 23.

Homemade Honey Extractors 2 Replies

Do any of you use homemade/alternative ways of extracting honey from lang frames? If so, can you describe what you use? Continue

Started by Carolyn Hammack in Hives + Bees. Last reply by Fabiola Rivera Aug 20.

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Nancy Savage is attending Carolyn Hammack's event

September Mentoring at the Open Space Bee Yard at Open Space Visitor Center Bee Yard

September 19, 2015 from 10am to 12pm
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Deborah Brenna commented on Randy S.'s group Sandoval County Beekeepers
"Hello wonderful bee keeper friends! I'm very exited to meet you all. My name is Deborah Brenna…"
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Sandoval County Beekeepers

Group of Beekeepers who have hives in Rio Rancho, Bernalillo, Placitas, Corralas, Algodones, Pena…See More
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Deborah Brenna is now a member of Albuquerque Beekeepers
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bob russell might attend Carolyn Hammack's event

September Mentoring at the Open Space Bee Yard at Open Space Visitor Center Bee Yard

September 19, 2015 from 10am to 12pm
Join ABQ Beeks mentors and experienced beekeepers to learn how…See More
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Jan Ankerson replied to Jan Ankerson's discussion Hive beetle or june bugs
"Ours is top bar. Orange does not smell. Tunnels are smooth and not flakey unlike wax  moths.…"
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Jan Ankerson replied to Jan Ankerson's discussion Hive beetle or june bugs
"This is actually a very strong hive and we are top bar. Will see if I can get some experienced…"
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Jefferson replied to Jan Ankerson's discussion Hive beetle or june bugs
"Pictures worth a thousand words, sounds like a June bug after pollen. Tunnels are wax moths? Bright…"
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