Urban beekeeping in New Mexico's largest city.
If you need a beekeeper to help collect a swarm of bees, find them here: http://abqbeeks.org/page/report-a-swarm
Hello all,I'm a novice beekeeper in Santa Fe - set up my hive this spring and took delivery of a package of Carniolans a few weeks back. Upon checking the hive a week after hiving, I noticed the queen had died (or absconded...not sure which is more…Continue
Started by Melissa Barry in Hives + Bees 9 hours ago.
just got my bees in the mail. Appears queen candy is gone. What do I do? I assume I need to leave the cork in for a day or two. Do I need to make up some kind of candy or anything to stick in there? Continue
Introduced bees to hive today. There were quite a few dead ones in the package that shook into the hive. Do I try to get them out, or will the bees clean up the heap? Is it common for there to be quite a few that do not survive shipping?
I am just getting started and I wondered if brushing a wax coating on the plastic foundation is recommended or do I just place the frames inside the hive without doing anything to the foundation? Continue
About a week ago a hive near me swarmed. They had been robbing my trap for weeks in large numbers, then nothing. Area of Forest Hills, McKinney, Harper and Barnhart. Anyone get this swarm? It was a nice bunch of gentle bees. Yesterday another…Continue
Started by Chris Specter in Swarms yesterday.
Greetings,I am seeking someone or a group of people to give a presentation or intro class on bees for a non-profit in Abq.Please message with either inquiry or phone number. I cannot guarantee this will be approved, but it's worth a shot!Continue
Started by Jesie in Sell/Trade + Donate/Volunteer yesterday.
I purchased a TBH from Jason Fink on Friday so I could do a trap/cutout this coming Tuesday. Then I got a call to capture a swarm on Saturday! How lucky is that? Now, I still need an empty box to do the cutout. Anyone have an extra box? The…Continue