Albuquerque Beekeepers

Urban beekeeping in New Mexico's largest city.

Joe Wesbrook
  • Male
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • United States
Share Twitter
  • Blog Posts
  • Discussions (27)
  • Events
  • Groups
  • Photos
  • Photo Albums

Joe Wesbrook's Friends

  • Raymond Espinoza
  • Jesie
  • Randy Elliott
  • Mike Fickling
  • Lorene Pyeatt
  • Christina Allday-Bondy
  • Dave Ellis
  • DJ and Margaret Nickles
  • Carl Ekburg
  • Jessie Brown
  • Rick and Michelle
  • lauri
  • Miguel – Apitherapist 750-1455
  • Randy S.
  • chantal

Joe Wesbrook's Discussions

Africanized bees reach Colorado
12 Replies

Continue

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
1 Reply

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.

 

Joe Wesbrook's Page

Latest Activity

Lorene Pyeatt left a comment for Joe Wesbrook
"Hi Joe, Just checking.  I want to get it right this time.  My bees are still using sugar water and storing only a little honey.  To prepare for the winter, I'm thinking about asking George to build some of the sugar feeders.…"
Sep 2
ron brooks replied to Joe Wesbrook's discussion Africanized bees reach Colorado
"its done,frozen bee stakes...just kidding I really hate to kill that many bees."
Jul 21
Joe Wesbrook posted an event

Balloon Museum Holiday Show at Albuquerque Balloon Museum

November 16, 2014 all day
The Balloon Museum is having a holiday Arts & Crafts Fair & is looking for beekeepers to sell honey and crafts.  Sunday, Nov. 16, 9-5.  For more info go tohttp://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e9hohqjo7fdd76e8&llr=ggi69jmabSee More
Jul 21
Jefferson replied to Joe Wesbrook's discussion Africanized bees reach Colorado
"Good job, get those nasty bees into the freezer, and help us all out.."
Jul 21
ron brooks replied to Joe Wesbrook's discussion Africanized bees reach Colorado
"Nice , good info and thanks,these bees followed me down the road,went after horses and had all the people running inside,there were about 100 bees trying to get inside my suit the whole time I was working,this is a huge difference between the nice…"
Jul 21
Raymond Espinoza replied to Joe Wesbrook's discussion Africanized bees reach Colorado
"Hi Ron, Sorry to hear about this cutout being so hot, Check with the county extension agent they can let you know where to send the sample, and what the fee is.  I have picked up a couple of colonies that are hot but managible, and have a…"
Jul 21
ron brooks replied to Joe Wesbrook's discussion Africanized bees reach Colorado
"anyone out there doing testing on Africanized honey bees ? I started a cutout yesterday and the bees are the most aggressive I have seen this year! they are down right nasty!they will be put in the freezer by the end of this day I hate to do this…"
Jul 21
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
Joe Wesbrook posted a discussion
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

Profile Information

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

Comment Wall (3 comments)

You need to be a member of Albuquerque Beekeepers to add comments!

Join Albuquerque Beekeepers

At 9:24am on September 2, 2014, Lorene Pyeatt said…

Hi Joe,

Just checking.  I want to get it right this time.  My bees are still using sugar water and storing only a little honey.  To prepare for the winter, I'm thinking about asking George to build some of the sugar feeders.  As I understand it, they are just a 2" space  in the bottom of the hive where I can put granulated sugar, enough to support them over winter. Do you think this is a good idea?  

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

 
 
 

© 2014   Created by Abq Beeks.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service