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Creosote to treat mites!

Was told by my wonderful mentor that creosote bush can be used in smoker to treat mites. I found a good article: https://agresearchmag.ars.usda.gov/1997/aug/mitesmoke

Started by Amy Owen in Hives + Bees 11 hours ago.

How to keep bees from swarming - again!

Hi, there -I recently caught a very small swarm (softball sized) in April. I housed them here with a few frames of honey, a bit of pollen and easy access to gardens and water, in the shade....bee paradise. They grew and were thriving.  Last weekend…Continue

Tags: hive, new, swarming

Started by Robin Miller in Hives + Bees yesterday.

swarms 3 Replies

I would like to thank the Beeks who manned the swarm board.  Thanks to them I have been fortunate to have rescued 6 swarms of bees in the northeast heights bounded by San Mateo, east and Academy north.  I wondered if any record of swarm locations…Continue

Started by Chris Specter in Swarms. Last reply by Raymond Espinoza on Monday.

Want a Colony in a Birdhouse? 3 Replies

A homeowner on the westside of ABQ has a colony occupying a birdhouse in her backyard and she would like it removed. The birdhouse is 28″ long and about 10″ deep with the floor of the birdhouse about 8′ off the ground. It is wired to a tree. The…Continue

Started by Jodi Hedderig in Hives + Bees. Last reply by Andy Duran on Saturday.

Local Langstroth starter nuc hives. 1 Reply

I have few Langstroth starter nuc hives I am selling.  One is ready right now.  These are established mini-colonies.  The honeybees know their queen.  These nuc hive include a fresh well mated queen, four to five deep frames of: bees, drawn comb,…Continue

Started by Steve Burton in Sell/Trade + Donate/Volunteer. Last reply by maureen arellano Jun 21.

Hive placement 1 Reply

I have about an acre in the far NE section of Albuquerque where I have planted alot of plants that provide nectar for bees.  I use to have a couple of hives on this property and would love to have one or two again if anyone is looking for a place to…Continue

Started by Mary Young in Hives + Bees. Last reply by Chris Specter Jun 21.

did anybody see a swarm in the North Valley?

Did anyone get a swarm in the North Valley over by Alondra?  Queen would have had a blue dot on her.  Just curious,CelesteContinue

Started by Celeste in Swarms Jun 20.

National Pollinator Week

 Hi Bee friends, HAPPY NATIONAL POLLINATOR WEEK!June 20-26 is National Pollinator Week. We celebrate the selfless ingenuity, hard work and beauty of pollinators— particularly honeybees, the workhorses of the insect world. They provide free…Continue

Started by Anita Amstutz in News + Announcements Jun 19.

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Amy Owen posted a discussion

Creosote to treat mites!

Was told by my wonderful mentor that creosote bush can be used in smoker to treat mites. I found a…See More
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Robin Miller posted a discussion

How to keep bees from swarming - again!

Hi, there -I recently caught a very small swarm (softball sized) in April. I housed them here with…See More
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Raymond Espinoza replied to Chris Specter's discussion swarms
"Would be nice if their was funding for such a study. Your speaking to the choir as I spent several…"
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Natural BeeKeeping

Tells us about your efforts to keep bees in a Natural environment, share ideas, and methodology and…See More
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"The colors are great in this photo. The greenish background with the magenta hues. I love it. "
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