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.  


TJ Carr "Honey Harvestor" for Sale 2 Replies

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

Started by Jason Fink in Sell/Trade + Donate/Volunteer. Last reply by Jason Fink Oct 8.

Pool 1 Reply

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

Started by Michelle in Hives + Bees. Last reply by Eric Bunnel Oct 3.

Langstroth hives for cheap

30-40 langstroth hive boxes in fair to poor condition some with frames. $100.00 takes them all. Contact Tom at 505-980-5940.Continue

Started by Tom Feldvebel in Sell/Trade + Donate/Volunteer Sep 30.

Fruit Press for Sale 2 Replies

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

Started by Camille Cunningham in Sell/Trade + Donate/Volunteer. Last reply by Camille Cunningham Sep 30.

Mated queens 4 Replies

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

Tags: queens, mated

Started by Justin Armstrong in Hives + Bees. Last reply by Anita Amstutz Sep 30.


I have a queenless hive going into winter. If you have a queen to sell or share, please let me know asap.Thank you!Anita Amstutzanita@thinklikeabee.org505-514-4982Continue

Tags: hive, less, queen

Started by Anita Amstutz in Hives + Bees Sep 29.

Advice and/or help please 10 Replies

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

Tags: angry, aggressive, agitated

Started by Gene Apodaca in Hives + Bees. Last reply by Buckner Creel Sep 27.

ABQ BioPark Botanic Gardens needs a honey retailer for Harvest Fest October 13th. 1 Reply

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 @  No fee.  A table and possibly a tent (or a shady spot) will be…Continue

Started by Josh Butler in Sell/Trade + Donate/Volunteer. Last reply by Josh Butler Sep 22.


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Elizabeth Lake updated an event

Xeric Garden Club meeting and presentation at Albuquerque Garden Center

October 13, 2018 from 10am to 11am
Kathy Grassel was going to be speaking at this month's Xeric Garden Club meeting but I'm filling…See More
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Jason Fink replied to Jason Fink's discussion TJ Carr "Honey Harvestor" for Sale
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warre hive users

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Michelle posted a discussion


Hi! I don’t yet have a hive but I’ve been reading up and I’m excited and interested in trying out…See More
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Tom Feldvebel posted a discussion

Langstroth hives for cheap

30-40 langstroth hive boxes in fair to poor condition some with frames. $100.00 takes them all.…See More
Sep 30

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