Albuquerque Beekeepers

Urban beekeeping in New Mexico's largest city.

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Black pollen??

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, th…

Started by Mariel Campbell

6 yesterday
Reply by Darren Jewell


I have a new hive that I got about 2 weeks ago and I am sure the queen is gone,  I have moved 2 bars from another hive into my hive in hope…

Started by Julie Denison

3 on Friday
Reply by Jefferson

Queenless Hives

Question; are queenless hives or those that have just split and have the capped swarm cells apt to be more aggressive?  I have noticed sinc…

Started by Christina Parlapiano

2 on Thursday
Reply by Christina Parlapiano


I have two topbar hives on my roof in NE Albuquerque. One has normal activity, the other is going crazy. The bees are buzzing loudly swarmi…

Started by mike warren

1 Apr 13
Reply by Carolyn Hammack

Repelling Bees

Does anyone have a good home remedy for repelling bees from house walls?  I have read about Orange Oil, Tea Oil, Vinegar and other things. …

Started by Ted Wilcox

1 Apr 12
Reply by Carolyn Hammack

Bee Confusion

Hi All, I caught this small swarm with a queen last week but I'm starting to think that they are broken bees. First, they don't know how t…

Started by Christina Parlapiano

1 Apr 9
Reply by ron brooks

Newbee Swarm Question

I've made it through my first winter with one of two hives going strong.  Hey 50%, I'll take that. Question...I was peering through my wind…

Started by Christina Parlapiano

15 Apr 9
Reply by Carolyn Hammack

cutting comb?

some bees moved into an abandoned langstroth hive and built comb from the lid down where a few frames were missing. i want to cut the comb…

Started by mark leclaire

1 Apr 7
Reply by Brett Rimer

need a home for a hive?

If someone would be interested in putting a hive in my yard I have a place out of the way, secure and easily accessed by someone who has a…

Started by Kathleen Hickman

0 Apr 6

round up near hive ?

person wants to spray round up on weeds - 30 feet from our hives. ?  hurt the bees  ?  comb  ?  honey  ? thank you  tom

Started by tom nims

6 Apr 6
Reply by tom nims


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