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Elizabeth Lake
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  • Bosque Farms, NM
  • United States
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Honey extra sugar label - please contact the FDA!

The FDA is still moving forward with its requirement that honey and maple syrup be labelled as having added sugar.  The current version of the new rule would allow an asterisk so we can state…Continue

Tags: sugar

Started on Thursday

Pollen foragers deposit the pollen themselves

Unlike nectar foragers, pollen foragers take the pollen into the hive and deposit it into the cells themselves.(Nectar foragers pass it onto a worker bee inside the hive. She will "chew" it for 20-30…Continue

Tags: pollen

Started Jun 8

Desert Bees Have a Secret

"Desert Bees Have a Secret: How to Survive a Decade of Drought"Recent article on the work of Dr Olivia Carril (author of The Bees in Your Backyard) and Dr Karen Wright (formerly of UNM now insect…Continue

Started May 26

Beginning Beekeeping by Randy Oliver

Here's an extremely thorough article by Randy Oliver touching on every aspect of beekeeping and getting started, and updated just last month:I recommend printing it out and highlighting and taking…Continue

Tags: Beekeeping, Beginning, RandyOliver, ScientificBeekeeping

Started May 8

 

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Elizabeth Lake commented on Jan Ankerson's event June Mentor Session at the Open Space Visitor Center Apiary
"I was supposed to do the Lang today, and at my house it's raining far too much at this time to go into a hive.But I'm still going to head up there because of the pollinator event.And, if the weather is done by 9:00, we could still possibly…"
yesterday
Elizabeth Lake is attending Jan Ankerson's event
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June Mentor Session at the Open Space Visitor Center Apiary at Open Space Visitor Center

June 16, 2018 from 9am to 11am
Join ABQ Beeks mentors and experienced beekeepers to learn how to work both Langstroth and Top Bar hives at the Open Space Visitor Center Bee Yard. It's FREE! We only have room for 13 beeks per yard visit, so make sure to RSVP (you must be an ABQ Beeks member to RSVP). First come, first served. If you can't make it, kindly remove your name so the next person in the list can attend. Please prepare accordingly: wear light colored clothing, closed-toe shoes, long…See More
yesterday
Elizabeth Lake posted a discussion

Honey extra sugar label - please contact the FDA!

The FDA is still moving forward with its requirement that honey and maple syrup be labelled as having added sugar.  The current version of the new rule would allow an asterisk so we can state somewhere else on the bottle that we didn't actually add anything at all. There is ONE DAY of public comment still - comments must be received by 11:59PM June 15th.Please leave a public comment for the FDA, opposing the label requirement and saying we should be allowed to label our honey as "added…See More
Thursday
Elizabeth Lake posted a discussion

Pollen foragers deposit the pollen themselves

Unlike nectar foragers, pollen foragers take the pollen into the hive and deposit it into the cells themselves.(Nectar foragers pass it onto a worker bee inside the hive. She will "chew" it for 20-30 minutes before depositing it into a cell.)Here are two videos of workers returning loaded up with pollen and scraping it out of their pollen baskets - a top view, and a side view.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DY6lhbaylrs…See More
Jun 8
Susan Reed left a comment for Elizabeth Lake
"Hello, Elizabeth,   Thank you for the personal invitation to the Beeks meeting. It's a maybe. I have 7 horses that must be fed and stalled or they whine that I'm being so mean to starve them. Plus, and I hate to admit it, I really…"
May 27
Elizabeth Lake posted a discussion

Desert Bees Have a Secret

"Desert Bees Have a Secret: How to Survive a Decade of Drought"Recent article on the work of Dr Olivia Carril (author of The Bees in Your Backyard) and Dr Karen Wright (formerly of UNM now insect curator at Texas A&M) with out local native bees, through bee species surveys at Bandelier National Monument and Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge.New Mexico is home to about a quarter of North America's 4000+ bee species. Many remain unresearched, and several new species have only recently been…See More
May 26
Elizabeth Lake commented on Larry Barrick's photo
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Beehives

"Those are very pretty!  Are they 8-frame?"
May 21
Elizabeth Lake is attending Abq Beeks's event

Monthly Beeks Meeting at Bosque School, Budhager Hall

June 7, 2018 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Elizabeth Lake will be presenting on pollen and nectar, focusing on pollination and pollen's role in the hive.  Judith Phillips,  a local xeric landscape designer and author will discuss how to make foraging plant choices that evolve with our warmer and drier climates in her presentation 'Plants for Pollinators'.  As always, bring seeds to share. Bring boxes and gloves, Lu Lu will have some cactus to give away!Please remember to sign up for Driftwatch.  This helps NMDA help us.  …See More
May 21
Elizabeth Lake replied to Holly Lane Patel's discussion What Type of Hives Does Everyone Use?
"Langstroth and Top Bar Hives are the most common around here, although several people have Warres and I know of one or two who are trying out AZ Hives as well.Top bar hives are often hand-made, which can create problems if you ever need to swap…"
May 20
Elizabeth Lake posted an event
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Song of the Bees concert at Santa Fe Women's Club

May 20, 2018 from 2pm to 4pm
Celebrate World Bee Day with The Bee Corps of Santa Fe.  Free Song of the Bees concert features The Vincent Copia Band.See More
May 17
Hugo Saul Hernandez replied to Elizabeth Lake's discussion Need a frame of brood, or...?
"Interesting, yeah i was curious because i live in the area."
May 12
Elizabeth Lake replied to Elizabeth Lake's discussion Need a frame of brood, or...?
"Langstroth.  This was that little swarm that was posted on the NMBKA FB page.  It's itty bitty, but they seem to be hanging on...Right now they are in a deep and it's way too much space, but I had taken deep frames over with me…"
May 12
Hugo Saul Hernandez replied to Elizabeth Lake's discussion Need a frame of brood, or...?
"Hi I am am also by the Natioal Hispanic Center, what type of hives do you have?"
May 12
Elizabeth Lake posted a discussion

Beginning Beekeeping by Randy Oliver

Here's an extremely thorough article by Randy Oliver touching on every aspect of beekeeping and getting started, and updated just last month:I recommend printing it out and highlighting and taking notes all over it.http://scientificbeekeeping.com/first-year-care-for-your-nuc/See More
May 8
Elizabeth Lake posted events
May 8
Elizabeth Lake posted a discussion

Need a frame of brood, or...?

Caught a "swarm" today that wasn't much of anything, however I'm going to go ahead and hive it anyway because I have an empty box.  It was rather tiny and I did not spot a queen.  (They went into the box pretty willingly but there wasn't a line of bees fanning at the entrance).  I think this could be someone's secondary or tertiary swarm, or this could be the stragglers left over from a recent swarm catch.I've got pollen and honey stores for them, and they pretty happily got on the frames I…See More
May 7

Profile Information

About me:
Past president of the UNM Beekeeping Club.

Gaining experience in the three most popular local hive types (Langstroth, TBH, Warre) although I keep just Langs.

Interested in pollinator gardening and native bees.
I use the following type of bee hives:
Langstroth
My bee hives are primarily located here (ZIP code):
87105
How best to reach me (Public email or phone)
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At 3:51pm on May 27, 2018, Susan Reed said…

Hello, Elizabeth,

  Thank you for the personal invitation to the Beeks meeting. It's a maybe. I have 7 horses that must be fed and stalled or they whine that I'm being so mean to starve them. Plus, and I hate to admit it, I really don't like driving at night anymore.  sigh   I'll see if someone I know who lives down here in the valley could give me a ride.

                                                             Susan Reed

At 8:01am on September 28, 2017, Susannah Abbey said…

Never mind!

At 7:58am on September 28, 2017, Susannah Abbey said…

Thanks, Elizabeth. Jodi texted me. However, I am having trouble registering at the NMapiary.org site.

At 7:52pm on June 12, 2017, Maggie June said…
Hey Elizabeth call or text me me because I have a hive to split and I want to find out if you would like the split...505-220-1027
At 10:56am on April 15, 2017, Leah Atkinson said…

Love your pictures!!!

At 3:16pm on March 19, 2017, Miranda Benson said…

Sorry for the slow response. I am a California native going to school in Bar Harbor, ME., but scouting for internships all over the country because I want to live in a new place for the summer.

At 10:28pm on March 13, 2017, Vincent Brothers said…
Sure. I can probably use all the help I can get. If you are referring to the cut out Ben set up then I am hoping to do it this Wed afternoon/evening. I am still fairly new to beekeeping but not new to construction & contracting.
 
 
 

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