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Elaine Faust
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  • Albuquerque, NM
  • United States
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Need help for requeening

I am re-queening my hive and am looking for an experienced person to help me. My new queen will be arriving on Wednesday May 7th or May 14th ( I will know the date this Monday, May 5). I am willing…Continue

Started May 3

Anyone know of bee package for sale?

I am looking for someone who has a bee package for sale. Anyone know of a vendor who has packages? I am also interested in buying a split from someone local. thanks, Elaine Faust 249-4975Continue

Tags: package, bee

Started Apr 6, 2013

Question about moving bees
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I want to move my bees next door (about 20 feet). Question is can I move them during the winter all 20 feet or do I need to move 5 feet each time? Another question is can I move them 5 feet per day…Continue

Tags: bees, moving

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elaine Faust Jan 15, 2013.

Need mentor to help requeen topbar hive getting aggressive, also looking for queen
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Hello,I've got a topbar hive that is beginning to get aggressive. I need a mentor to help me requeen as I have not done this before. I don't have the new queen yet. I've contacted Zia Queen bee to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elaine Faust May 26, 2012.

 

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Elaine Faust is attending Carolyn Hammack's event

ABQ Beeks Meeting, July at Bosque School Budaghers Hall

July 10, 2014 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Melanie Kirby will be our guest speaker this month. She will give us an overview on the Bee Cooperative they have in the works. Their mission is to build capacity through professional development programs, sustainable honeybee and pollinator management and production, rural entrepreneurship, native pollinator promotion and production and apitherapy. www.survivorqueenbees.org They would like its programming to include webinars so…See More
Jun 30
Elaine Faust posted a discussion

Need help for requeening

I am re-queening my hive and am looking for an experienced person to help me. My new queen will be arriving on Wednesday May 7th or May 14th ( I will know the date this Monday, May 5). I am willing to pay someone to compensate them for their time. Please call Elaine at 249-4975.See More
May 3
Elaine Faust might attend Carolyn Hammack's event

ABQ Beeks Monthly Meeting, February at Bosque School, Budagher Hall

February 6, 2014 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Here we go! It's that time again...time to get started with another ABQ Beeks season! As we are winding down the dark days of winter and dreaming of springtime, 2014 finds ABQ Beeks with a new leadership team and a new location. Our first meeting of the season, which will be held at Bosque School in Budagher Hall, will have speakers covering...Getting Started Keeping Bees!-Obtaining Bees and Beekeeping Supplies-Choosing a Hive Type-Bee Nutrition, Feeding Your Bees for Optimal HealthWe will also…See More
Jan 18
Elaine Faust posted a discussion

Anyone know of bee package for sale?

I am looking for someone who has a bee package for sale. Anyone know of a vendor who has packages? I am also interested in buying a split from someone local. thanks, Elaine Faust 249-4975See More
Apr 6, 2013
Elaine Faust replied to Craig Noorlander's discussion Papa Bear's packages update
"Hi Craig, if you have a package available, I am interested and can pick it up. Thanks, Elaine Faust 505-249-4975"
Apr 6, 2013
Elaine Faust is attending Megan Mahoney's event
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April ABQ Beeks Meeting at Bernalillo County Extension Office

April 4, 2013 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Join us for our FREE monthly meeting in April!  Starts at 6:30 pm. This meeting will focus on early spring management and feeding.  Top Bar and Langstroth.See More
Mar 30, 2013
Elaine Faust is attending Megan Mahoney's event
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March ABQ BEEKS Meeting! at Bernalillo County Extension Office

March 7, 2013 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Hello Beekeepers and Happy New Year! Please join us for our first meeting of 2013 on Thursday March 7th @ 6:30 pm.  This FREE meeting will focus on hiving packages, swarm retrieval, and new ideas for the 2013 season.  Top Bar and Langstroth demonstrations. See More
Feb 12, 2013
Elaine Faust replied to Elaine Faust's discussion Question about moving bees
"Thank you everyone. Appreciate the advice."
Jan 15, 2013
Craig Noorlander replied to Elaine Faust's discussion Question about moving bees
"I am also with Megan.  You can move them the whole distance.  Something that I read this winter would help enusre success and that is if you place some grass or anything to change the look to the entrance the bees will do an…"
Jan 14, 2013
chantal replied to Elaine Faust's discussion Question about moving bees
"Hello Elaine, I'm with Megan. This seems a great time to move the hive. Good luck!"
Jan 14, 2013
Megan Mahoney replied to Elaine Faust's discussion Question about moving bees
"Hi Elaine.  I would say since it has been so cold and the bees not really flying at all, that you could move the hive all 20 feet.  When they "wake up"  they will take another orientation flight anyway.  Also, when they…"
Jan 14, 2013
Elaine Faust posted a discussion

Question about moving bees

I want to move my bees next door (about 20 feet). Question is can I move them during the winter all 20 feet or do I need to move 5 feet each time? Another question is can I move them 5 feet per day or is it per week? Thanks!See More
Jan 12, 2013
Elaine Faust joined Kelly Siebe's group
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87102 Downtown Beeks

For anyone beekeeping in the downtown area.
Jan 12, 2013
Elaine Faust is attending Jessie Brown's event
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August 2012 Abq Beeks Meeting at Bernalillo County Extension Office

August 30, 2012 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Hello Everyone! Join us for the ABQ beeks meeting August 30th @ 6:30- 8:30 pm.  It's a FREE meeting of Albuquerque beekeepers, both new and experienced.We are pleased to have Les Crowder joining us to talk about Troubleshooting your Hive, Requeening and Disease Recognition/ Management. Come with questions and problems! Les Crowder and Heather Harrell have just published a fantastic book on Top Bar Beekeeping. You can find copies at…See More
Aug 27, 2012
Elaine Faust is attending Jessie Brown's event
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NMBKA Presents Author Michael Bush at First Presbyterian Church (Entrance on South Side of Bldg)

July 7, 2012 from 10am to 5pm
Please RSVP here or at www.nmbeekeepers.org so we know we have enough room!New Mexico Beekeepers present Michael Bush, author of Practical Beekeeper and Beekeeping Naturally. Topics of Presentation: Regionally Adapted Bees and Genetics, Mite Prevention / A Natural Approach to Small Cell Beekeeping   Refreshments:  Coffee & Tea will be provided, “Make My Lunch” Food Truck will be available for lunch with locally harvested honey menu…See More
Jul 2, 2012
Elaine Faust is attending Jessie Brown's event
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June 2012 Beeks Meeting at Bernalillo County Extension Office

June 28, 2012 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Hello Everyone! Join us for the ABQ beeks meeting June, 28th @ 6:30 pm.  It's a FREE meeting of Albuquerque beekeepers, both new and experienced. We will be doing a honey harvest demo with Langstroth and Top Bar Hives. We will also cover entries for the State Fair! View our full list of events at: http://abqbeeks.ning.com/forum/topics/tentative-schedule-for-2012-abq-beeksSee More
Jun 26, 2012

Profile Information

About me:
One beehive in downtown Albuquerque
I use the following type of bee hives:
Top bar
My bee hives are primarily located here (ZIP code):
87104
How best to reach me (Public email or phone)
cell: 249-4975

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