Albuquerque Beekeepers

Urban beekeeping in New Mexico's largest city.

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Cross combing in hives

I have 2 hives that are horribly cross combed.  I was going to try to udo the mess this morning, but I am afraid I might kill the queens.  …

Started by maureen arellano

0 Aug 6

moving a top bar hive in the back yard

I want to move my top bar hives about 5-6 feet from their present location. Has anyone tried the method of piling up branches in front of t…

Started by Camille Cunningham

3 Aug 1
Reply by Randy S.

Anyone have 2 queens for sale?

Hi  -- if so, please give me a call. 505 550 5752 -- H. 

Started by Howard Passell

1 Jul 29
Reply by Branden Johnson

Cluster on nuc body?

Hi, I am new to beekeeping and installed my nuc into my 8 frame hive this morning.  A few bees were left in the nuc box (i probably didn't…

Started by Amanda Brown

2 Jul 23
Reply by Amanda Brown

Value-added hive products publication

Although it was written in 1996, this publication on value-added bee hive products is PACKED with relevant information. http://www.fao.org/

Started by Carolyn Hammack

0 Jul 15

Looking for a mentor - North Valley

Hi there, I am freshly minted to beekeeping. I took the class at the open space yesterday and went into my hive this morning. While I was…

Started by Remi Dingreville

4 Jul 15
Reply by Remi Dingreville

Creosote to treat mites!

Was told by my wonderful mentor that creosote bush can be used in smoker to treat mites. I found a good article: https://agresearchmag.ars.…

Started by Amy Owen

0 Jun 28

How to keep bees from swarming - again!

Hi, there - I recently caught a very small swarm (softball sized) in April. I housed them here with a few frames of honey, a bit of pollen…

Started by Robin Miller

0 Jun 27

Want a Colony in a Birdhouse?

A homeowner on the westside of ABQ has a colony occupying a birdhouse in her backyard and she would like it removed. The birdhouse is 28″ l…

Started by Jodi Hedderig

3 Jun 25
Reply by Andy Duran

Hive placement

I have about an acre in the far NE section of Albuquerque where I have planted alot of plants that provide nectar for bees.  I use to have…

Started by Mary Young

1 Jun 21
Reply by Chris Specter

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