Albuquerque Beekeepers

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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.  


Cut out request 1 Reply

I was contacted by someone looking to find a home for bees in the wall of his laundry room. He has removed the drywall exposing the comb. If interested, please contact Alex at 401-3273

Started by Ken Reese in Swarms. Last reply by Lara Jean Lovell yesterday.

3 Pound Package Bees with Italian Queen from CF Koehnen (60 available) 8 Replies

I have 60 extra 3 pound Italian packages with queens coming in on April 12 (Thursday) to Belen, NM from CF Koehnen. We will be available all day for pickup.  One of my large customers switch 60 of their packages to 50 singles hives. I expect these…Continue

Started by Ed Costanza in Swarms. Last reply by Viviette Hunt on Saturday.

2018 Certified Beekeeper Program, still room! 3 Replies

We still have a few precious seats available in the New Mexico Beekeepers Association Certified Beekeeper Apprentice Program. It's an amazing comprehensive beekeeping class series.The Certified Beekeepers Apprentice Program is organized through the…Continue

Started by Carolyn Hammack in News + Announcements. Last reply by Carolyn Hammack on Thursday.

Top Bar Hive Kit for sale 4 Replies

I bought this kit to assemble myself, but I am having bear trouble at my property.I'd rather someone use it.It's TJ's design. I bought it for $175.It's yours for a cool $150.Damn bear.Continue

Started by Holly Huffines in Sell/Trade + Donate/Volunteer. Last reply by Holly Huffines Apr 19.

Selling Top Bar Hive and Supplies 1 Reply

Top bar hive (kit built), jackets, bucket, smoker, gloves, hive tool, brushes....all used two years and in pretty good condition, 1/2 off new prices or make offer  Christine, 296-0189Continue

Tags: equipment, bar, top, hive

Started by Christine Robinson in Sell/Trade + Donate/Volunteer. Last reply by Lorene Pyeatt Apr 19.

Any packages available?

My colonies didn't make it into the winter, but they left behind a lot of comb and honey.  I need two packages of bees.  Are there any available in the area?  Either reply here or call or text me at 505-553-9445.  Thanks!Cheers,ZigContinue

Tags: package

Started by Zig (John Ziegler) in Hives + Bees Apr 14.

Updated 'Report A Swarm' 5 Replies

We recently updated the 'Report A Swarm' list on this website.  Please note that this list has been at the extension office for the Swarm Hotline since April 2nd, as it can be seen currently (the swarm list was at the Swarm Hotline before it was…Continue

Started by Abq Beeks in Swarms. Last reply by Buckner Creel Apr 11.

SWARM LIST 24 Replies

Hi everyone!I've had several people asking about the swarm list.  Please check your emails for the 'Beekeeping Practices' survey and the 'Swarm Survey'.  You MUST fill out the surveys to be added to the Swarm List that is referenced at the Extension…Continue

Started by Abq Beeks in Swarms. Last reply by Abq Beeks Apr 2.


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