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Fall hive preparation-found no honey stored! 1 Reply

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?

Started by Joel Deluxe in Swarms. Last reply by Buckner Creel yesterday.

How much honey reserves is enough for a hive to overwinter?

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.

The Winners of the 2016 NM State Fair Honey Division 1 Reply

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

Tags: Honey, Division, Fair, State, NM

Started by Jessie Brown in Hives + Bees. Last reply by Gretchen Rieck yesterday.

Which Top Bar Hive to Build ??? 1 Reply

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

Started by Kevin in Hives + Bees. Last reply by Camille Cunningham on Saturday.

THANK YOU, 2016 State Fair Volunteers 1 Reply

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

Tags: Fair, State, 2016

Started by Annette Colbert in Sell/Trade + Donate/Volunteer. Last reply by Abq Beeks on Thursday.

Ripped off by Ed Costanza 11 Replies

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

Started by Sean Covey in Swarms. Last reply by Urban Beek Sep 14.

Beekeepers in the Farmington area

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.

Make a Simple Solar Wax Melter 1 Reply

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

Started by Jodi Hedderig in News + Announcements. Last reply by Elizabeth Lake Sep 13.

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Buckner Creel replied to Joel Deluxe's discussion Fall hive preparation-found no honey stored!
"The advice we've received in the past is that if there's little brood, and no reserves,…"
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How much honey reserves is enough for a hive to overwinter?

For the first three years we've bekept we've mainly gotten swarms, installed them, and tried to get…See More
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Joel Deluxe posted a discussion

Fall hive preparation-found no honey stored!

The hive-swarm we rescued this summer does not contain any honey stored, few brood, just lots of…See More
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Gretchen Rieck replied to Jessie Brown's discussion The Winners of the 2016 NM State Fair Honey Division
"congrats everyone."
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American Bee Federation webinar at UNM Beeks meeting at UNM Student Union Building 3rd floor

September 27, 2016 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Anyone is welcome to join us for the next UNM Beeks meeting on Tuesday night.  We will be showing…See More
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Camille Cunningham replied to Kevin's discussion Which Top Bar Hive to Build ???
"TJ Carr mentored us. He's a retired engineer and a master beekeeper. He has a wonderful…"
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