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.
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
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
Hello,I have a Maximizer fruit press for sale. It has a 36 liter stainless steel basket for holding crushed wax and honey. It works very well, is in excellent condition, but I just don't use it. I've used it once, maybe twice. I paid close to $500,…Continue
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
Hi all,I joined this forum so I could get some help.I have a single hive about 3 years old in the NE heights. I haven't bothered them much only harvesting honey a couple times a year so they could establish nicely.I got in the hive in April and had…Continue
If you are a honey retailer that needs to unload some honey our Harvest Fest (formerly Cider Fest) is the place to do it. If you are interested please contact me @ firstname.lastname@example.org. No fee. A table and possibly a tent (or a shady spot) will be…Continue