Albuquerque Beekeepers

Urban beekeeping in New Mexico's largest city.

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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 Apr 17, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
Reply by Carolyn Hammack

cutting comb?

some bees moved into an abandoned langstroth hive and built comb from the lid down where a few frames were missing. i want to cut the comb…

Started by mark leclaire

1 Apr 7, 2014
Reply by Brett Rimer

need a home for a hive?

If someone would be interested in putting a hive in my yard I have a place out of the way, secure and easily accessed by someone who has a…

Started by Kathleen Hickman

0 Apr 6, 2014

round up near hive ?

person wants to spray round up on weeds - 30 feet from our hives. ?  hurt the bees  ?  comb  ?  honey  ? thank you  tom

Started by tom nims

6 Apr 6, 2014
Reply by tom nims

I have queen bees NOW

Hi.  I received a shipment of queens from Megan's operation in California today.  I have 4 extra queens at this point available for sale.  …

Started by Taylor Horst

0 Apr 4, 2014

Painfull lessons learned by new beekeeper

1. Opening a hive when it is windy out is a very bad idea. - Smoke isn't as effective and bees are more agitated.   2. Not all top bar hive…

Started by Carlos Aragon

4 Apr 3, 2014
Reply by Carlos Aragon


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