Urban beekeeping in New Mexico's largest city.
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.
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
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 yesterday.
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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org. No fee. A table and possibly a tent (or a shady spot) will be…Continue
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 on Saturday.
They left off the FB page for The Bees in Your Backyard! Bee photos can be sent to Drs Carril and Wilson, and they will attempt to get an ID for you.(On FB there is also the Critters of NM group, which is full of local people who can ID critters…Continue
Hello,Last year I was invited to show my artwork at your local beekeepers convention that was held at the S. Broadway Community Center. I Unfortunately I could not attend last year, but would like to this year. Are you having it this year? Who can…Continue
Started by Judith Rauchfuss in News + Announcements Sep 18.
Hello, I have two top bar hives in various states of put together-ness along with multiple bars available for free in my driveway close to rio grande and candelaria. Thanks!bethany Continue