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Joe Wesbrook
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Joe Wesbrook's Discussions

Africanized bees reach Colorado
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Tags: Colorado, honeybees, Africanized

Started this discussion. Last reply by ron brooks Jul 21.

Stolen Tools

Sometime Monday night, April 15, 2013, someone broke into my station wagon and stole my beekeeping toolbox.  Those of you who know me know the kind of toolbox I carry my kit in--an aluminum box…Continue

Tags: tools, stolen

Started Apr 16, 2013

2 large honey processors settle with US Dept. of Justice on illegal importation of honey

2 very large honey processors--Honey Solutions, in Baytown, TX, and Groeb Farms, of Onsted, MI (with offices in Baytown, TX) have agreed to pay millions of dollars in fines to the federal government…Continue

Started Feb 26, 2013

Booksigning & Talk
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Les Crowder, president of the NM Beekeepers Assn., will be giving a talk and signing his new book  "Top Bar Beekeeping" at Bookworks, Sunday afternoon October 14, 2012, starting at 3 p.m.  Bookworks…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jessie Brown Oct 10, 2012.

 

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ron brooks replied to Joe Wesbrook's discussion Africanized bees reach Colorado
"not sure I just put the whole box in the freezer,,24 hrs at least"
May 29
ron brooks replied to Joe Wesbrook's discussion Africanized bees reach Colorado
"True no one wants mean bees I know I don't ,I was able to introduce a new queen to a hot hive last year ,it took about 3 months before I can really say there was a change and I still have them ,they are totally different,I have cut out 2 hot…"
May 29
Buckner Creel replied to Joe Wesbrook's discussion Africanized bees reach Colorado
"Advice I've heard is the destroy a hot hive.  No point in letting that aggression spread."
May 29
Raymond Espinoza replied to Joe Wesbrook's discussion Africanized bees reach Colorado
"Hi Ron, Out of curiosity what does one do with really mean bees, i wasted a small fortune trying to turn around a really mean hive, not to mention the trauma to my livestock and family, all for not as they were unmanagible and outright…"
May 28
ron brooks replied to Joe Wesbrook's discussion Africanized bees reach Colorado
"anyone interested in cutting out some really aggressive bees with me this week or weekend?I think maybe these bees which are in rio rancho should be tested they are the meanest ive seen this season! any takers?"
May 27
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May 17
Joe Wesbrook posted an event

Joe Wesbrook at Hays Honey Apple Farm

May 10, 2014 from 9am to 4pm
Ken Hays will host his annual field day on Saturday, May 10, from 9 a.m., until mid-afternoon at his apiary and orchard in Bosque Farms.  Basic beekeeping in the morning, pot luck lunch, and working with the bees in the afternoon.  Cost is $10, to cover the costs of table and chair rental, plus port-a-potties.  Call Hays Honey Apple Farm @ (505) 869-2369, Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. for more information or to sign up.See More
Mar 27
valerie roybal left a comment for Joe Wesbrook
"Hello Joe, Thank you so much for presence, assistance, and knowledge with my hive last week! I greatly appreciate it! Valerie"
Mar 26
Joe Wesbrook replied to Christina Parlapiano's discussion Zombie Bees
"Christina, According to Greg Watson, the former State Bee Inspector, we don't have that parasitic fly in NM.  Joe"
Feb 6
Joe Wesbrook left a comment for Jesie
"use the quotes."
Nov 21, 2013
Joe Wesbrook commented on Megan Mahoney's event June ABQ BEEKS Meeting
"Sorry to miss a meeting about the most important bee in the hive.  Eldest son getting married, wife demands attendance.  Perhaps next month we'll talk about the role of the drone."
Jun 5, 2013
Joe Wesbrook posted a discussion

Stolen Tools

Sometime Monday night, April 15, 2013, someone broke into my station wagon and stole my beekeeping toolbox.  Those of you who know me know the kind of toolbox I carry my kit in--an aluminum box approx. 12 x 16 x 6, about the size of a large ammunition box.  The toolbox contained my smoker (the bellows is wrapped in yellow duct tape), a couple of hive tools (bright yellow, from Glory Bee), a pair of branch trimmers, wooden matches, charcoal lighter fluid, a lighter, and a couple of rolls of duct…See More
Apr 16, 2013
ron brooks commented on Joe Wesbrook's event Ken Hays' Annual Field Day
"Hey Ken its Ron Brooks, how are you ? hows your bees?I sent some fellow beeks down your way to get some hives,i ordered three packs of bees and should be picking them up at your place when they come in.I hope to attend your event on may 11th, i hope…"
Mar 16, 2013
Joe Wesbrook posted a discussion

2 large honey processors settle with US Dept. of Justice on illegal importation of honey

2 very large honey processors--Honey Solutions, in Baytown, TX, and Groeb Farms, of Onsted, MI (with offices in Baytown, TX) have agreed to pay millions of dollars in fines to the federal government for the importation of Chinese honey, some of which was tainted by illegal antibiotics.  Story available online @…See More
Feb 26, 2013
Joe Wesbrook replied to Larrea Lavoiscia (Ms.Bee Haven)'s discussion Minnesota Hybrids?
"Larrea, Contact Craig Noorlander, Papa Bears Honey, 281-7851. "
Feb 17, 2013
Joe Wesbrook posted an event

Ken Hays' Annual Field Day at Hays Honey Apple Farm

May 11, 2013 from 9am to 4pm
Ken Hays will hold his annual Field Day on Saturday, May 11, 2013, at Hays Honey Apple Farm, 400 Esperanza Rd., in Bosque Farms.  There is a nominal fee for this event, but that covers the cost of the Porta-potties, plus table and chair rental.  There is a pot-luck lunch after the morning sessions.  The afternoon is devoted to being in the bee yard.  The event usually attracts between 75-125 people, ranging from those with an interest in becoming beekeepers, to novice and experienced beekeepers…See More
Feb 17, 2013

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I use the following type of bee hives:
Langstroth
My bee hives are primarily located here (ZIP code):
87110

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At 2:27pm on March 26, 2014, valerie roybal said…

Hello Joe,

Thank you so much for presence, assistance, and knowledge with my hive last week! I greatly appreciate it!

Valerie

At 10:21am on January 20, 2012, Jessie Brown said…

Never mind my last comment, looks like it will be a trapout that can be pushed to the spring, but I still would like to hear your opinion on winter removal survival!

Thanks

 
 
 

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