Albuquerque Beekeepers

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drones.more information

Yesterday I picked up 4 swarm's. In two of the swarms was ample amounts big fat drones it appeared that the drones were feeding the girls.…

Started by Jefferson

0 23 hours ago

how to buy a queen

One of my queens has decided she is done with this egg laying business.  She wants me to find a replacement for her.  I'd like to know how…

Started by Kelly McMahan

0 yesterday

Local Help

Greetings- This is my first post on ABQbeeks and I am looking to see if anyone knowledgable in the North Valley or Los Ranchos area would…

Started by Tim Rauch

0 yesterday

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 on Saturday
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


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