Urban beekeeping in New Mexico's largest city.
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The hive-swarm we rescued this summer does not contain any honey stored, few brood, just lots of empty wax. I've started feeding them sugar water solution but I'm not certain they will make it through the winter. Any recommendations?
For the first three years we've bekept we've mainly gotten swarms, installed them, and tried to get them to survive, with varying success. All top bar. We've not fed hives in the past. We harvested close to a gallon of honey last year in June…Continue
Started by Buckner Creel in Hives + Bees yesterday.
Drum roll please…. the winners of the 2016 NM State Fair Honey Division are:Agriculture Honey Division 10 New Mexico State Fair September 8-18, 2016 Superintendent Laura Fiala AMATEUR SECTIONCut Comb Honey Section 127 Classes 342-346 343. Cut Comb,…Continue
I am interested in possibly starting keeping bees in my yard in Florida. From what I have read so far, I believe I want a TBH. I believe I only want one hive, and think a TBH will give me more than enough honey/wax. I found this site after…Continue
My THANKS to all who loaned items, set up displays, prepared and planned, informed and educated ... and all the other jobs that I don't know about. Special thanks to Ben Noyce for his demo hive and Rose Walker for her costume and TIME. Please…Continue
My friends and I paid Ed Costanza and his wife $975 for 5 Nucs to be delivered here in Grant's NM. They said they would be delivered in April. Never delivered them, they refuse a refund. $975 is alot of money to steal from someone. Please spread the…Continue
I met a gentleman at the State Fair who has a swarm, already has drawn 3 combs, in a tree at about 10'. He would like it removed. He is in Flora Vista. Please call me and I will give contact information and forward a picture. He says they are…Continue
Started by Annette Colbert in Swarms Sep 14.
This video on how to make a simple solar wax melter to clean beeswax was shared with me after the interest in the topic at the September ABQ Beeks meeting. Others may also find this instruction helpful.…Continue