Albuquerque Beekeepers

Urban beekeeping in New Mexico's largest city.

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Suggestions on Unruly Bees?

hi all, hoping someone can give me some insight on how to handle a hive of a hyper bees i have. when i open my top-bar hive, these bees cra…

Started by Kim

6 Jul 2, 2013
Reply by Kim

cutout questions?

I have read of poeple using a vacuum to extract bees in a cutout situation........I have managed to extract quite a few of the bees out of…

Started by Russ Green

2 Jun 30, 2013
Reply by ron brooks

My First Honey

I harvested my first honey yesterday.  I took bar 16 which was all capped and uncapped and was one of only two comb that did not contain br…

Started by Christina Parlapiano

0 Jun 25, 2013


Hello ABQ beeks! Is anyone bringing in any honey these days?  If so, what kind?  My bees were bringing in Catalpa (water white) but the flo…

Started by Megan Mahoney

1 Jun 21, 2013
Reply by Jeff Carlson

Need a new package

Hello all, I'm a novice beekeeper in Santa Fe - set up my hive this spring and took delivery of a package of Carniolans a few weeks back. …

Started by Melissa Barry

7 Jun 13, 2013
Reply by Darren Jewell

Megan's Queens and 'Amonds' presentation from June Meeting

Queens and 'Amonds' presentation Hello All and thanks for your attendance and interest in my talk on California style queens and almonds. …

Started by Megan Mahoney

0 Jun 10, 2013

Red Bees

Hi.  No real concern more of a share.  I was in inspecting my hive and noticed quite a few of these red bees.  My thought is that I am look…

Started by Christina Parlapiano

3 Jun 4, 2013
Reply by Mark Hamilton

How Often Should We Open Our Hives

I'll admit it.  I have a new addiction and it's my hive.  I throughly enjoy opening it up and looking inside and seeing what they have done…

Started by Christina Parlapiano

2 Jun 3, 2013
Reply by Kate Viers

Ventilation in the heat

Hi all I have a top bar hive with three rows of double holes on one side for entrances and three single holes near the top for ventilation.…

Started by Micaela Seidel

1 Jun 2, 2013
Reply by Ted Wilcox

Ruined my hive?

So, I went out today to do a full hive inspection.  Very sad days.  Here is somewhat of a chronicle of what has happened over the past few…

Started by Kyle Wingate

0 May 28, 2013


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