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Black pollen?? 6 Replies

I just checked my new hive and panicked to see black material in cells on new comb. I cut part of this out to look at it more carefully, thinking disease or fungus, but it is paste-like and looks awfully like pollen. Is black pollen normal, and if…Continue

Started by Mariel Campbell in Hives + Bees. Last reply by Darren Jewell 14 hours ago.

Swarm call 2 Replies

Easy swarm, in a lilac bush near the ground apparently.  Zuni & San Mateo.363-9328 for the homeowner.Please post if you take it.Continue

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

Queens 3 Replies

I have a new hive that I got about 2 weeks ago and I am sure the queen is gone,  I have moved 2 barsfrom another hive into my hive in hopes they will make a queen.  What are my chances that will happen?I think I was able to get the youngest eggs but…Continue

Started by Julie Denison in Hives + Bees. Last reply by Jefferson yesterday.

Bees inside house 2 Replies

Bees are inside bedroom. Need someone to call and get ASAP.Corales. (505) 259-2321Continue

Started by Ben Noyce in Swarms. Last reply by Ben Noyce on Thursday.

Queenless Hives 2 Replies

Question; are queenless hives or those that have just split and have the capped swarm cells apt to be more aggressive?  I have noticed since I made my split that my ladies in the mother hive that are waiting for their new queen to emerge are quite…Continue

Started by Christina Parlapiano in Hives + Bees. Last reply by Christina Parlapiano on Thursday.

Swarm in yard 1 Reply

Received a call last night, a swarm is in a juniper bush in the Central and Rio Grande area. Call me for address (505)301-7749Continue

Started by Ben Noyce in Swarms. Last reply by Ben Noyce on Thursday.

Bee die-off in NE Albq 7 Replies

Hello All, I just received a call from a news reporter at KRQE regarding an"extensive bee-die-off" in the NE Albq, Ventura east side near Albuquerque Academy. I told him I would post here to see if anyone had any other information about this. Has…Continue

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

swarm in backyard at north abq acres between tramway and lowell 1 Reply

my girlfriend has 2 swarms in her backyard in a bush with yellow flowers. call yvonne 720-4780

Started by Maggie June in Swarms. Last reply by ron brooks on Thursday.

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Darren Jewell replied to Mariel Campbell's discussion Black pollen??
"I opened a hive a last Saturday and it had about two square inches of black pollen with a purple…"
14 hours ago
Mariel Campbell replied to Mariel Campbell's discussion Black pollen??
"Well, that makes sense. I've seen Phacelia, but didn't know about the pollen. I've…"
15 hours ago
Carolyn Stevens replied to Mariel Campbell's discussion Black pollen??
"Phacelia, purple tansy, scorpion flower, grows wild and has domesticated relatives, that have…"
16 hours ago
Carolyn Stevens replied to Mariel Campbell's discussion Black pollen??
"Black pollen can come from Phacelia, it grows wild, and is domesticated. It is also know as…"
16 hours ago
ron brooks replied to Mariel Campbell's discussion Black pollen??
" Not sure but poppy ,ice iris both have blue to black pollen and I hear it is saught after by…"
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Buckner Creel replied to Buckner Creel's discussion Swarm call
"The homeowner has someone picking up the swarm right now."
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Christina Parlapiano replied to Mariel Campbell's discussion Black pollen??
"I have had dark pollen before. I don't know what flower or plant produces it but I have had…"
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