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Sandoval County Beekeepers


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

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Comment by Randy S. on September 11, 2011 at 10:09pm
Sorry to hear about your Lanstroth hive.  Wax moths will usually come into a weak hive.  Their destruction and mess is sad to see.  There are several possibilities as to why that hive was weak enough for was moths to take over.  I have not known wax moths to wipe out a hive.  They are normally opportunistic.  A strong hive will take care of any moth larva before they becomes a problem.  Do you recall seeing the signs of a laying queen before you moved the hive? (eggs, larva, capped brood).  Good luck with your top bar hive as they prepares for winter.
Comment by Rod Kirchmeyer on September 11, 2011 at 3:52pm

Our membership is under Rod's name, but I'm here, too!

We have a topbar which is doing OK with the little nectar here; it's improving since the rains.  Our Langstroth we brought into town about 3 weeks ago to a friend's home with lots of flowers, etc. We checked on them this morning and it had been wiped out by what looks like wax moths. There were only about 50 bees left on the frames. We're quite sad about it, and we're learning a hard lesson. They were Russian Blues. This was our first year in beekeeping, but it won't be our last, of course.

Fonda Kirchmeyer


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