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Sandoval County Beekeepers

Group of Beekeepers who have hives in Rio Rancho, Bernalillo, Placitas, Corralas, Algodones, Pena Blanca, Cochiti, Etc.

Location: Sandoval County
Members: 41
Latest Activity: May 26, 2016

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Slovenian "AZ" Hive

Has anyone heard of the AZ hive, that originates from Slovenia. It is the beekeeping capital of Europe!  Their Hives are AMAZING! Minimal disruption to bees during inspections and harvesting the…Continue

Started by JAYMES DELGADO May 9, 2016.

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Comment by maureen arellano on May 26, 2016 at 11:17am

There is one on eBay for $203.99 plus $96.00 shipping from Slovenia.  I happened to see it on eBay and had read the comments here about this hive, so I thought I would share with everyone.

Comment by maureen arellano on May 25, 2016 at 3:41pm

I am desperately trying to find 2 swarms that flew away from their new home(s) Sunday mid morning here in Corrales.  I had installed 3 bee packages into their hives Saturday evening and believed everything was fine.  There was activity around the hives on Sunday mid morning, but Monday morning when I went to check on them, only 1 hive was still here.  I'm new to beekeeping and am devastated to have lost 2 hives.  I am willing to pay a reward if anyone has found and rescued them.

Comment by Ivy Bullard on May 10, 2016 at 10:17am

Hi James. That $500 price tag is still less than a Warre hive, (Sweet Valley, although they recently reduced the price).  I just love how they all fit together in  the bee house.  Neat, clean, practical.  The email I got repeats what you are saying and I believe they will even ship Nucs.  How awesome is that? 

Comment by Ivy Bullard on May 10, 2016 at 10:02am

This hive certainly seems user friendly.  I sent them an emil and as soon as I get a response I will share it with you.  

Comment by JAYMES DELGADO on May 10, 2016 at 8:00am

I found a company that sells them here in the US but they are $500 including shipping to NM.  I want to build one but the plans are not available anywhere. Our only option would be to buy one and duplicate it once we have it.  I truly think that this style of hive is great for the bees.

Comment by Ivy Bullard on May 10, 2016 at 7:05am

Wow! Thanks for sharing James.  Those hives seem awesome.  Do you know of anyone who has one?  

Comment by JAYMES DELGADO on May 9, 2016 at 8:26pm

Has anyone heard of the AZ hive, that originates from Slovenia.  Apparently it is the beekeeping capital of Europe!  Their Hives are AMAZING!  I want to buy some and see how they do in our region of the world.  Check out the website: http://www.slovenianbeekeeping.com/index-one.html.  Let me know what everyone's thoughts are.  I have found very little information online about them except for one video on youtube: https://youtu.be/8MitGad0qU4

Comment by JAYMES DELGADO on May 9, 2016 at 8:19pm

Hello Everyone,

I just did a hive inspection tonight as am very pleased to see both of my hives are rocking.  My queens seems to be rock stars!  How is everyone hives looking this time of year? Just curious?

Comment by Julie Denison on March 26, 2016 at 8:11am

I did check for the red dots but found nothing.  Just a puzzle!

Comment by Donna Gina on March 24, 2016 at 1:28pm

Thank you julie for sharing and Mary for your comment.  I have had a similar situation.  My bees made an appearance in early February just before the last snow, after which time there was no activity. I opened the hive and found a big pile of dead bees, and many more dead bees on the combs and unhatched in the cells.  I have not checked for the red dots on the floor yet?  If it is Varroa, what do I need to do to clean the hive so it is safe and usable for new bees?  And maybe someone can suggest a place to buy a new supply of bees?  Thank you all

 

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