Albuquerque Beekeepers

Urban beekeeping in New Mexico's largest city.

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Warm temps, hungry bees, no nectar flow = robbing.  There be pirate bees out there. I lost a box today.  When I got home from work there wa…

Started by Jeremy McKellar

0 on Friday

Cleaning Nylon Filters and Strainers

I see discussions on how to extract honey from both Top Bars and Langstroths.  I have not found a discussion on how to clean the strainers…

Started by Mary Lee Moeny

2 Jan 28
Reply by Ben Noyce

Looking for bee hives

My wife and I have two acres in Corrales and are looking to work with someone who would be willing to put some hives on our property. Pleas…

Started by Jorge Brasil

0 Jan 13

Seeking recco on new plants that will be Bee Friendly

Hi all I just acquired a 1.7 acre plot in the East Los Lunas area -- I already keep bees nearby.  I can now plant new shrubs/ trees on the…

Started by Louis Blackwell

2 Jan 3
Reply by Louis Blackwell

bee information

thank you, Ed for the good reading materials and information.

Started by ron brooks

0 Dec 15, 2015

When to start a new hive

I live in the down town area.  I will be introducing bees to my hive this spring.  When is the best time to introduce a box of bees in Alb…

Started by Nicholas Appleton

9 Dec 15, 2015
Reply by Nicholas Appleton

Where to buy bees

I am plan to become a new bee keeper.  I have ordered by hives, which I will assemble this winter, and introduce bees next spring (2016). …

Started by Nicholas Appleton

6 Dec 14, 2015
Reply by Ed Costanza

Varroa Mites HELP

Found a few dozen dead varroa mites in the opening to the reducer on my hive today... anyone know where to get Formic acid strips?

Started by Kate Hollander

0 Nov 18, 2015

Lots of Uncapped Honey

Hi all - Today we went into our top-bar hive expecting to be able to harvest quite a bit of honey. The hive is strong and there is a lot of…

Started by Renee

1 Oct 10, 2015
Reply by Buckner Creel

Warring bees?

We have two top bar hives in our backyard (separated perhaps by 4 ft) that were peacefully and purposefully collecting nectar side by side…

Started by Isabel Constable

2 Sep 29, 2015
Reply by Jodi Hedderig


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