Albuquerque Beekeepers

Urban beekeeping in New Mexico's largest city.

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Weak Colony with a Queen

I have a weak top bar colony with a queen that won't make it through the winter.  Does anyone have an interest in combining her and my smal…

Started by Leon Spackman

1 23 hours ago
Reply by Anita Amstutz

Emergency Queens in fall

Just examined one of my hives today and noticed there are probably 6-7 Emergency Queen cells, one of which has been sealed. Im looking for…

Started by John Bigelow

0 yesterday

1st Year Beekeeper would like an Experienced Beek to help evaluate hive

As a first year beekeeper since April, I approach my hive always with some level of trepidation.  From my work in the hive, it seems clear…

Started by Joe Slanga

0 Oct 12

How much honey reserves is enough for a hive to overwinter?

For the first three years we've bekept we've mainly gotten swarms, installed them, and tried to get them to survive, with varying success.…

Started by Buckner Creel

1 Oct 2
Reply by Buckner Creel

The Winners of the 2016 NM State Fair Honey Division

Drum roll please…. the winners of the 2016 NM State Fair Honey Division are: Agriculture Honey Division 10 New Mexico State Fair September…

Started by Jessie Brown

1 Sep 25
Reply by Gretchen Rieck

Which Top Bar Hive to Build ???

I am interested in possibly starting keeping bees in my yard in Florida.  From what I have read so far, I believe I want a TBH.  I believe…

Started by Kevin

1 Sep 24
Reply by Camille Cunningham

Beetles - Hive and otherwise

On the Topic of Beetles I brought in a piece of duct tape with some beetles attached, hoping an experienced beekeeper could identify them f…

Started by Mary Lee Moeny

0 Sep 11

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


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