Albuquerque Beekeepers

Urban beekeeping in New Mexico's largest city.

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Introducing the New ABQ Beeks Leaders:

Lu Lu Sage has adored plants and native bees since she was a little girl growing up just outside of Boston. When the dandelions and forsythia were blooming and bumble bees emerged from the stone walls that surrounded her yard she knew the riot of spring had begun. Lu Lu has been observing native bees in her bee boxes and hard-pack earth yard for 10 years. She built 2 top bar hives in 2015, graduated in the first certification class and has been enjoying the honey bee show in her yard ever since. She's an advocate for weeds, bees and native plants and loves to share her passion for all living things. She's just about run out of room to plant any more trees or plants in her yard.... maybe she'll have to buy another yard!

John is a graduate of the NMBKA certification program and has been keeping bees for 3 years in Corrales and North Valley areas. John is currently serving as the treasurer on the NMBKA Certification board and teaches some classes in the program as well as mentors at the open space a couple times a year. His love for bees started with gardening and a fascination with all that bees offer to teach us.

Amy started keeping bees when she joined the ABQ Beeks mentor program, and received a split from her mentor.  Soon after, she began and completed the NMBKA certified beekeepers program.  Amy served on the board of NMBKA, and now has three hives at her home in the East Mountains.  She also helps manage three hives in the NE Heights of Albuquerque.  Amy's desire to advocate for pollinators and beekeepers, and to network with other groups is rooted in her social work background.  She is enthusiastic about what ABQ Beeks can accomplish.  

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Another honeybee parasite

This is an almost two year old article I received from a New Zealand beekeeper about another possible/additional cause for colony collapse.…Continue

Tags: bacteria, Bee

Started by Joe Wesbrook in News + Announcements Nov 7.

IT"S A STEAL!!!! Hand-crank honey processor

Almost brand new Langstroth Honey hand crank processor. Also a hot knife. All for only $50!!!!Call Lorenzo Candelaria at 505-382-5447.Continue

Started by Anita Amstutz in Sell/Trade + Donate/Volunteer Oct 28.

Getting a beekeeper on the EPA pesticide advisory board 1 Reply

FIFRA, the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, is the 1972 act that created the current US system of pesticide regulation.The Scientific Advisory Panel created by FIFRA is a 7-member advisory panel composed of a variety of experts…Continue

Started by Elizabeth Lake in News + Announcements. Last reply by Elizabeth Lake Oct 25.

Ready, Steady, Time to get on the 2019 ZQBees reservations list

Zia Queenbees  is gearing up for another phenomenal season! We've spent years learning our own NM microclimates, collaborating with local farms, farmers and pollinator enthusiasts, and also developing regional cooperation with like minded…Continue

Tags: 2019, availability, queen, packages, Queenbees

Started by Melanie Margarita Kirby in News + Announcements Oct 20.

Triple Deep Beehives For Sale

SPECIAL FALL PROMOTION$420.00    We will have 30 Triple deep beehives with bees available spring 2019. Hives are on screened bottom board and are 10 frame equipment with 8 frames in the first two supers and a division board feeder in each super. The…Continue

Tags: Deeps, Triple, Double, bees, nucs

Started by Ed Costanza in Hives + Bees Oct 18.

New Queenspotting book out April 2019

Hilary Kearney of Girl Next Door Honey in San Diego, CA has a new book coming out this spring: "Queenspotting" The book includes 48 fold-out queenspotting puzzles to test your spotting skills, tons of bee facts, and short stories from the author's…Continue

Started by Elizabeth Lake in Hives + Bees Oct 17.

TJ Carr "Honey Harvestor" for Sale 2 Replies

I built myself a slightly modified TJ Carr 'Honey Harvester'  this year, and built a few others at the same time.   One is in use, the others are for sale:  $135.Includes 2 new BPA-free buckets with honey gates & lids, and 3 mesh honey strainers…Continue

Started by Jason Fink in Sell/Trade + Donate/Volunteer. Last reply by Jason Fink Oct 8.

Pool 1 Reply

Hi! I don’t yet have a hive but I’ve been reading up and I’m excited and interested in trying out beekeeping. One possible issue I’m concerned about is our pool. It has a cover on it all the time except for when we swim. I understand that if you…Continue

Started by Michelle in Hives + Bees. Last reply by Eric Bunnel Oct 3.

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Joe Wesbrook posted a discussion

Another honeybee parasite

This is an almost two year old article I received from a New Zealand beekeeper about another…See More
Nov 7
Anita Amstutz posted a discussion

IT"S A STEAL!!!! Hand-crank honey processor

Almost brand new Langstroth Honey hand crank processor. Also a hot knife. All for only $50!!!!Call…See More
Oct 28
Elizabeth Lake replied to Elizabeth Lake's discussion Getting a beekeeper on the EPA pesticide advisory board
Oct 25
Elizabeth Lake posted a discussion

Getting a beekeeper on the EPA pesticide advisory board

FIFRA, the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, is the 1972 act that created the…See More
Oct 25
Elizabeth Lake commented on Elizabeth Lake's event Honeybee and native bee interactions
Oct 22
Melanie Margarita Kirby posted a discussion

Ready, Steady, Time to get on the 2019 ZQBees reservations list

Zia Queenbees  is gearing up for another phenomenal season! We've spent years learning our own NM…See More
Oct 20
Melanie Margarita Kirby posted a blog post

Ready, Steady, Time to get on the 2019 ZQBee reservation list...

Zia Queenbees  is gearing up for another phenomenal season! We've spent years learning our own NM…See More
Oct 20
Ed Costanza posted a discussion

Triple Deep Behives For Sale

SPECIAL FALL PROMOTION$420.00    We will have 30 Triple deep beehives with bees available spring…See More
Oct 18

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