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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: 43
Latest Activity: Feb 7

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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 Randy S. on February 7, 2018 at 9:01pm

My guess is that the dry weather this winter would not be a reasonable explanation for bee loss.  My experience has taught me that more times than not it is the mite which weakens the hive so much that the cluster is not strong enough to endure cold nights. There are also other possible reasons.  Another thing to worry about is the warm weather we are having during the day.  With warm weather the bees are more active.  With that activity the bees use honey stores faster.  All of us should be lifting our hives to see if it still has the weight of sufficient honey stores.  If not we need to supplement with sugar water or other source of sugar.  

Comment by Tom A. LeMaster on February 7, 2018 at 6:16pm

Wondered if anyone had loss of bees this winter due to the Dry weather?

Comment by Devin R Gardner on January 10, 2018 at 1:55pm
Any Rio Rancho beekeepers? I'm interested in starting a backyard hive and was hoping to learn a bit about it.
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:  Let me know what everyone's thoughts are.  I have found very little information online about them except for one video on youtube:


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