Urban beekeeping in New Mexico's largest city.
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As a first year beekeeper since April, I approach my hive always with some level of trepidation. From my work in the hive, it seems clear that it's a thriving hive (good brood, lots of honey and pollen storage, and good comb building). But that's…Continue
Started by Joe Slanga in Hives + Bees Oct 12.
Melanie Kirby of Zia Queen Bee will be in town Saturday and Sunday for fall festivals and needs a place to stay Saturday night. Does anyone have an extra room or casita? She's super-fun and interesting to hang out with. Let me know. Thanks.Continue
Started by Carolyn Hammack in News + Announcements Oct 7.
FOR SALE:Used, full depth, Langstroth supers with fully drawn comb, painted white with cleats and 9 frame spacers, in good condition $55 eachNEW Division board feeders, used painted empty supers, lids and bottoms. Some medium depth supers still…Continue
Started by Sarah Malone in Sell/Trade + Donate/Volunteer Oct 6.
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
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?