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Group of Beekeepers who have hives in Rio Rancho, Bernalillo, Placitas, Corralas, Algodones, Pena Blanca, Cochiti, Etc.
Location: Sandoval County
Latest Activity: Feb 7
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Started by JAYMES DELGADO May 9, 2016.
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?
I did check for the red dots but found nothing. Just a puzzle!
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Yay, Pichi! What a cool way to start your first hive!
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! ;}
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