Urban beekeeping in New Mexico's largest city.
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.
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
Started by Justin Armstrong in Hives + Bees 13 hours ago.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Started by cathy elliott in Sell/Trade + Donate/Volunteer Jul 22.