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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Mated queens

Hello,I will probably have some extra mated queens by early September.  The queen stock is from a second year hive off a BeeWeaver queen raised in Hawaii (meaning not much, lol) and strong, and I can tell you the local zip code they were mated in. …Continue

Tags: queens, mated

Started by Justin Armstrong in Hives + Bees 13 hours ago.

Bees & butterflies on public radio today! 1 Reply

KUNM Radio has a one-hour Saturday show The Childrens Hour (https://twitter.com/TCHRadio), and this morning's topic was bees & butterflies! The children spoke with and learned about Wings of…Continue

Started by Elizabeth Lake in News + Announcements. Last reply by Abq Beeks yesterday.

Top Bar Hive for Sale

I have a TJ Carr design, built by Jason Fink, top bar hive with a viewing window for sale. I used it two seasons. My bees died over this past winter and, since I knew I would be away for a good part of the summer, I did not populate the hive this…Continue

Started by Patricia Oakley in Sell/Trade + Donate/Volunteer on Sunday.

Bees! 2 Replies

Someone from the Rio Grande compound (just off of Rio grande and Campbell), let me know that a branch fell off a cotton wood tree and now there are a lot of bees flying around. It must have been part of their hive. If someone wants to check it out…Continue

Started by Abq Beeks in Swarms. Last reply by Christianne Hinks Aug 9.

What's this bug? Online sources for bug identification:

They left off the FB page for The Bees in Your Backyard!  Bee photos can be sent to Drs Carril and Wilson, and they will attempt to get an ID for you.(On FB there is also the Critters of NM group, which is full of local people who can ID critters…Continue

Started by Elizabeth Lake in Hives + Bees Aug 7.

Entomological Society of America statement on Endangered Species Act

The Entomological Society of America's comments on proposed changes to the Endangered Species Act:. In a letter to Senators John Barrasso and Tom Carper, Chair and Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, ESA expresses its…Continue

Started by Elizabeth Lake in News + Announcements Jul 30.

Does anyone have a queen for sale?

Hi, we noticed no new brood in our hive today so would like to get a queen or a bar of newly laid eggs for a top bar.  Please text me at 05-610-7122 if you can help.  Thank you,  CathyContinue

Tags: queen

Started by cathy elliott in Sell/Trade + Donate/Volunteer Jul 22.

Bee Vac Needed Today

Hi all! If you have a bee vac I could borrow today it'd be greatly appreciated and well taken care of. You can contact me at 575-496-0518. Thanks!Continue

Started by Amy Owen in Sell/Trade + Donate/Volunteer Jul 22.

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Justin Armstrong posted a discussion

Mated queens

Hello,I will probably have some extra mated queens by early September.  The queen stock is from a…See More
13 hours ago
Abq Beeks replied to Elizabeth Lake's discussion Bees & butterflies on public radio today!
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Patricia Oakley posted a discussion

Top Bar Hive for Sale

I have a TJ Carr design, built by Jason Fink, top bar hive with a viewing window for sale. I used…See More
Sunday
Elizabeth Lake posted a discussion

Bees & butterflies on public radio today!

KUNM Radio has a one-hour Saturday show The Childrens Hour (…See More
Saturday
Christianne Hinks replied to Abq Beeks's discussion Bees!
"Should be resolved by tomorrow afternoon."
Aug 9
Christianne Hinks replied to Abq Beeks's discussion Bees!
"Actually, since the tree is on city Open Space property, Matthew Peterson, OSD forester, would like…"
Aug 9

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