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Emily Hurd
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • United States
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Need help opening my top bar
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I'm new to bee keeping and need to open my top bar next week or else the bees might swarm for lack of space. Help! What protective gear do I need? Is there anyone that can help me? I live in Nob Hill…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Marlene Brown Aug 18, 2016.

 

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Elizabeth Lake replied to Emily Hurd's discussion Questions about my hive in the group Topbar hive users.
"Thomas Seeley actually experimented with this over a summer season, and hives with strong resources over the summer spent energy making drone cells whereas the hives without the resources didn't.His experiment took place during June and July…"
Aug 18
Elizabeth Lake replied to Emily Hurd's discussion Questions about my hive in the group Topbar hive users.
"That thing about there not being any drones in hives at this time of year was said at a recent ABQBeeks meeting too, and it is not correct.Drones are present throughout the year.  You might see them being kicked out over the summer if it's…"
Aug 18
Emily Hurd replied to Emily Hurd's discussion Questions about my hive in the group Topbar hive users.
"Thank you, Mark!  That was a great read about wax moths. We will open the hive again next week and check on the moth situation.  I'll try to move the combs with drones to the back of the brood nest.   Cheers, Emily"
Aug 17
Mark Sommer replied to Emily Hurd's discussion Questions about my hive in the group Topbar hive users.
"Although you have heard from me at the session, I'm going to give my $0.02 anyway. You can have drones at anytime. I have three hives without drones, but one hive I have does have drones. While you most often see them in the spring when colony…"
Aug 16
Emily Hurd added a discussion to the group Topbar hive users.
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Questions about my hive

Hi friends,My most recent inspection of my backyard top bar hive revealed a couple of things that I'm wondering about.  I attended the last mentoring session with Lulu and Mark and learned A LOT, which led to even more questions.  I love that about life.  Anyway...1- There are capped drone cells as well as empty drone cells.  I think Lulu said there shouldn't be any new drones this time of year.  My hive is super strong- tons of bees, lots of pollen and nectar, lots of capped honey, plenty o'…See More
Aug 16
Emily Hurd is attending Jodi Hedderig's event
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August Mentor Session at the Open Space Visitor Center Apiary at Open Space Visitor Center

August 12, 2017 from 10am to 12pm
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
Aug 12
Emily Hurd is attending Jodi Hedderig's event
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May Mentoring Session at the Open Space Apiary at Open Space Visitor Center

May 13, 2017 from 10am to 12pm
Join ABQ Beeks mentors and experienced beekeepers to learn how to work both Langstroth and Top Bar hives at the Open Space Visitor Center Apiary. 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
May 2
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Topbar hive users.

This group is for people who are interested in learning more about topbar beekeeping.See More
Sep 20, 2016
Marlene Brown replied to Emily Hurd's discussion Need help opening my top bar
"I'm also happy to helprovide and live close by. My cell is 452-7202. -Marlene-"
Aug 18, 2016
Buckner Creel replied to Emily Hurd's discussion Need help opening my top bar
"Emily,      I'm near you.  What time is good for you?  Shoot me a message, or call, 232-8322. Regards,Buckner"
Aug 16, 2016
Emily Hurd posted a discussion

Need help opening my top bar

I'm new to bee keeping and need to open my top bar next week or else the bees might swarm for lack of space. Help! What protective gear do I need? Is there anyone that can help me? I live in Nob Hill South. Thanks, Emily
Aug 16, 2016
Emily Hurd posted a status
"Help next week- I am new to beekeeping and need to open my top bar next week (honey!) Thanks in advance!"
Aug 16, 2016
Emily Hurd is now a member of Albuquerque Beekeepers
Aug 15, 2016

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About me:
My family just moved to Albuquerque after living in SE Asia and in Austin, Texas. We have enjoyed gardening and raising chickens but are just now learning about beekeeping. We have inherited a lovely urban homestead from the previous owners of our home and are carefully observing the habitat as we begin caring for everything. I look forward to learning from this group!
I use the following type of bee hives:
Top bar
My bee hives are primarily located here (ZIP code):
87106
How best to reach me (Public email or phone)
mlehurd@gmail.com

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