Albuquerque Beekeepers

Urban beekeeping in New Mexico's largest city.

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Early Laying Worker situation? Combining LW hive w/ new nuc...

OK- Big amendment to the question:Based on the information I listed below- are we in an early laying worker situation?  We checked again to…

Started by S Johnson + J Phillips

4 Jun 4, 2010
Reply by chantal

May Hive Check: How are yours?

What's up with your hives so far this year? How are they building up/making honey and otherwise surviving this odd, odd spring?

Started by chantal

26 May 31, 2010
Reply by don frazier

Sealed entrance?

I have been watching the activity levels of the girls from afar for the last several days and all seems to be well to my newbeek eyes.  I d…

Started by Lance Hale

4 May 30, 2010
Reply by chantal

Oh my god, my neighbor just sprayed bifenthrin

The "environmentally-friendly" bug man told him it was made of chrysanthemums and would be totally safe to spray for roaches but unfortunat…

Started by chantal

3 May 30, 2010
Reply by Mary Young - Your smart phone connection to your hives

I just received the latest Bee Culture June 2010 magazine (pg 9).  I found an article about a website and smart phone tool to help you keep…

Started by Randy S.

1 May 26, 2010
Reply by chantal

How to catch a swarm + beekeeper etiquette

Just finished amassing some tips and photos about swarm catching. Hopefully this will make you feel empowered to go out and catch a swarm.…

Started by chantal

0 May 13, 2010

Just combined 2 small swarms. Is this a ridiculous idea?

This might be the silliest idea ever, but nonetheless we've combined 2 small swarms into one box. I expect they'll fight it out and one que…

Started by chantal

2 May 8, 2010
Reply by chantal

1" width bars on my top bar hive

Recently discovered the two empty top bar hives I was planning to start this season had one inch width bars. I had big plans for catching a…

Started by Peter Gallo

9 May 6, 2010
Reply by Peter Gallo

Adding Bee's wax to top bar frames

I've built my first top bar hives and waiting for my first bees. It has been recommended that i add a bead of wax to the starter strip on t…

Started by Michael Maurer

4 Apr 22, 2010
Reply by chantal

Want to make a bee rescue of abandoned hives

Hi folks, this is a question from Sasha, looking for some advice: Close to my house, on Tapia in the South Valley, there was an old man (…

Started by chantal

8 Apr 12, 2010
Reply by Colin Hallahan


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