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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: Oct 28

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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 Mary Lee Moeny on March 8, 2016 at 12:55pm

Julie, have you checked for Varroa?  Do a careful inspection of your hive and see what you see.  Varroa will show up as small red dots on the floor.  How big were your hives going into the winter?  Are there bees hanging onto the comb?  Look online for info on diagnosing a deadout.  I had to do this last year.  All of a sudden there were no bees.  So far, I have one hive that is doing well and one that has died.  I've seen bees, but I think they've been robbing the weak hive.  Will you be at the ABQ Beeks meeting this Thurs evening?  We could talk then.

 

Comment by Julie Denison on March 8, 2016 at 12:38pm

I was wondering if anyone has had a problem with their hives dying suddenly??  When I open the hive because I am not seeing any activity, there is a small pile of dead bees and the combs are empty. Any ideas?  Between my daughter and I, we have lost 2 of our 4 hives.  Just in the last 3 weeks!

Comment by Jerry Myers on October 25, 2015 at 10:15am

I have been working out of state almost from the day we moved back to Rio Rancho. Until this job ends and I can get to working near home I can not get back to keeping Bees. So, Does anyone have any local Honey to sell? We are in the Cabezon area and have visits from representatives of at least one local Apiary. That tells me there is someone relatively close by with a few Ladies producing the Nectar of the Gods.

Comment by Deborah Brenna on September 2, 2015 at 11:16am

Hello wonderful bee keeper friends! I'm very exited to meet you all. My name is Deborah Brenna and I have Lyme disease. My sister (who also has Lyme disease) recently introduced me to the practice of using bee venom therapy to treat my Lyme disease. I have started doing so under the supervision of my doctor. I have to say that it is amazing! I am hoping to get a hive set up next spring! I can't wait to learn more about all of this.  In the mean time, I was wondering if there are any of you out there that would be willing to help supply me and possibly my sister with bees? Do any of you regularly sell your bees for Apitheripy? I live in Rio Rancho, but am willing to drive a little way for the sake of continuing this wonderful therapy.   

Comment by Mike & Pichi Welsh on September 25, 2014 at 6:36am

I moved the bees from the NUC to the hive when we got back from vacation.  They have been very busy getting ready for winter.  I still have not seen the queen but I know she is in there as they have been storing chamisa pollen and have produced honey and new brood.  I also have feeders ready to help supplement what they have thru winter, in case it is not enuff .  I will be checking them one last time by the end of the month.  Then, I will be closing the hive for the winter and hope they make it thru the winter!

Comment by Mary Lee Moeny on August 19, 2014 at 2:26pm

Yay, Pichi!  What a cool way to start your first hive!

Comment by Mike & Pichi Welsh on August 18, 2014 at 9:35pm

I just finished year 1 of the Beekeeper's Apprenticeship program.  I am making my own TBH (2 hives and a NUC).  I finished 100 top bars a coupe of weeks ago.  I brought home my NUC yesterday to paint it.  But tonight, while Mike, my husband was grilling dinner, a number of honey bees were swirling around my neighbor's trees.  After dinner, the bees have calmed down and a swarm settled in one of the arborvitae trees.  Randy Swartz was nice enuff to come out and help me get the swarm and gave me a top bar with honey and some brood for the NUC.  Tonight, the bees are all settled in their new home.  As Susan Clair said, if I build it, they will come!  Randy calls it serendipity!  I am officially a beekeeper!  ;}

Comment by Mary Lee Moeny on April 11, 2013 at 3:41pm

Randy - I'd very much enjoy talking w/ any of you on beekeeping.  At your convenience - two-five-zero-two-871

Comment by Randy S. on April 8, 2013 at 12:49pm

There are several Top Bar Beekeepers in Placitas and up the road off Highway 550 in the Enchanted Hills area.  We live near Bernalillo and we would be happy to talk to you.

Comment by Mary Lee Moeny on April 8, 2013 at 12:42pm

Are there any beekeepers in Bernalillo town who use top bar hives.  I would like to start bee keeping and am planning on using top bars.  I would like to have a better idea of what I am getting into before I launch out.  Many thanks!!

 

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