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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!


Top bar hive and Langstroh extractor for sale. 2 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 on Tuesday.

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 on Tuesday.

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 on Tuesday.

Extractors 3 Replies

Where is the best place to purchase an extractor or is there a "community" extractor?  Anyone selling an extractor?ThanksContinue

Started by Christina Parlapiano in Sell/Trade + Donate/Volunteer. Last reply by Gene Stillman Sep 14.

Bees needed for the observation hive. 6 Replies

Hello,we are still scrambling to find bees for our observation hive at the fair, the main draw to our table. Would any of you langstroth beeks be willing to lend two frames of bees for this weekend and next? We would pick them up at your hive on…Continue

Started by Carolyn Hammack in Hives + Bees. Last reply by ron brooks Sep 13.

Swarmming in September...? 1 Reply

My colony swarmed and I caught them.  Is this normal for the Roswell area for a colony to swarm in the first week of September?Continue

Started by Scott Stevenson in Swarms. Last reply by Jefferson Sep 12.

honey harvest 3 Replies

Hello,hubbie and I harvested today. The honey is dark with a good flavor and very thick. Question: There's a lot of tiny air bubbles. I don't remember seeing bubbles in previous harvests. Is this normal?thanks! Camille and BeeContinue

Started by Camille Cunningham in Swarms. Last reply by Rhett Renoud Sep 8.

The Best Bee Hive? 7 Replies

By far the most common question we hear is, "Which type of hive should I get?" This is a complex question that boils down to: what do you want to get out of beekeeping? Is it strictly pollination and support of honeybee populations? A little honey?…Continue

Tags: beehive

Started by Randy S. in How to Start Beekeeping in Albuquerque. Last reply by Rhett Renoud Sep 7.


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Rhett Renoud commented on Jefferson's group warre hive users
"Jefferson, I purchased three bottom boards, three Warre boxes, and three sets of top bars from…"
7 hours ago
Jefferson commented on Jefferson's group warre hive users
"hey rett did you make that warre box.? It looks just like the ones I build, with a rabbit edge?…"
9 hours ago
Jefferson left a comment for Ivy Bullard
"Hello welcome to the abq beeks, nice to see another warre hive user. "
9 hours ago
Ivy Bullard joined Jefferson's group

warre hive users

This is a group of people who want to learn more about warre hive's.. Share their experiences and…See More
19 hours ago
Daryl Ussery is now a member of Albuquerque Beekeepers
Rhett Renoud commented on Jefferson's group warre hive users
"I've seen bees all over apple skins and leftover pulp from an apple cider mill for…"
Jefferson commented on Jefferson's group warre hive users
"wondering, if anyone has ever seen bees collecting, watermellon juice, enden up with lots of…"
Jasper (Joe) Hardesty might attend Carolyn Hammack's event

Abq Beeks Mentoring at Open Space Group Bee Yard at Albuquerque Open Space Bee Yard, meet in parking lot

September 27, 2014 from 11am to 1pm
Join our mentors and experienced beekeepers working both Langstroth and Top Bar hives at the Open…See More

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