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A-Bee Honey 4 Replies

I purchased a Nuk from them, but still have not gotten the bees. I have tried emailing but it comes back as a bad address and I can't get an answer on their phone. Does anyone know how to contact Ed Costanza from A-Bee Honey? Thank you,AudreaContinue

Started by Audrea Cluff in Hives + Bees. Last reply by Audrea Cluff 9 hours ago.

Deep Frames Available

I had too much fun over the weekend and assembled more 9 1/8 inch frames than I need.  I have about 50 extra.  They are Mann Lake Rite-cell natural waxed foundations and Mann Lake wood frames, stapled and glued. It seems like $2.60 ought to be about…Continue

Started by Chris Specter in Sell/Trade + Donate/Volunteer yesterday.

Are Honeybees Invasive Species?

Check out the latest at Continue

Started by Anita Amstutz in Swarms on Sunday.

Statewide Bee Survey - Apiaries Needed 6 Replies

NM Beekeepers Association is contracted to conduct the state honey bee survey. We are looking for 24 apiaries of at least 8 (Langstroth) hives distributed around the state. (Unfortunately, the survey protocol is not suitable for top bar hives.) Data…Continue

Started by Christina Allday-Bondy in News + Announcements. Last reply by Melanie Margarita Kirby on Saturday.

Swarm timeline- points to remember/consider

Hey folks- we are getting lots of inquires about swarming timeline and thought it would be helpful to share some points to consider/remember... and some recommended steps for managing...When a hive swarms- a large percentage of the hive will leave…Continue

Tags: queens, virgin, re-queening, swarms

Started by Melanie Margarita Kirby in News + Announcements on Saturday.

Queens?? 2 Replies

Does anyone have any mated queens for sale?  I know I had a queen emerge around the 1st of May and there is no sign of her now.Looking for a queen.ChristinaContinue

Started by Christina Parlapiano in Hives + Bees. Last reply by Christina Parlapiano on Saturday.

I got Swarm 1 Reply

On 05/11/2015 Mon Ms. Anita called me for swarm in downtown.So I went 2112 Charlevoix on old town.I found large block of bee on vine wood fence facing street.I put 50% of bees to my box and hope most to come in.But bee in the box are going back to…Continue

Started by Megumi "Mega" HIRAYAMA in Swarms. Last reply by Carl Smith May 17.

Swarm Hotline Number

I would like to help/volunteer with the Swarm Hotline at the County extension office. Does any one no the number and who to contact?Continue

Started by Dennis Valdez in Swarms May 15.


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Audrea Cluff replied to Audrea Cluff's discussion A-Bee Honey
"Finally reached them today. The storms have delayed delivery to some places. Thank you for your…"
9 hours ago
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ABQ Beeks June Meeting at Bosque School, Budagher Hall

June 4, 2015 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Please join us for the June (already!) meeting of ABQ Beeks where we will present a slide show on…See More
13 hours ago
Rhett Renoud commented on Jefferson's group Topbar hive users.
"So far, the new packages are dong well.  I feel comfortable adding 10 more hives for next…"
15 hours ago
Ivy Bullard commented on Jefferson's group Topbar hive users.
"Rhett, you are welcome. How are your girls doing in their new hives?"
15 hours ago
Matt B commented on Jefferson's group Topbar hive users.
"Same side. But i don't think it matters. The bees will circulate the air as necessary. I have…"
ed crockett commented on Jefferson's group Topbar hive users.
"are they on the same side as the entrance holes or on the opposite side?"
Matt B commented on Jefferson's group Topbar hive users.
"Ed, I have 3 entrances, at the bottom, and 3 ventilation holes, at the top, spaced evenly across…"
ed crockett commented on Jefferson's group Topbar hive users.
"I am building 2 top bar hives and my question is how and what do you do to get the proper…"

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