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Kim
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  • Albuquerque, NM
  • United States
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Kim's Discussions

Top Bar Hives with Healthy Colonies For Sale
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Hi Everyone,To my heartbreak, I have developed a life-threatening allergy to bees...had to go to the hospital for anaphalaxis about a month ago. As a result, I am selling some of my hives.Here's some…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kim Jul 28.

Swarm Available Today - Looking for Removal ASAP
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Hi All,I keep bees in a friend's yard. They swarmed on Sunday to a tree in the yard. Due to work obligations and lack of an empty hive, I cannot take them. They are on a low branch - no ladder…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kim Apr 21.

Experienced Topbar Beek Available for Lesson?
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Hi Beeks,I need some help with topbar hive maintenance. I have a new hive that is super productive with honey and brood. They've almost filled the hive and it's their first year.  However, they've…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kim Jul 29, 2013.

Suggestions on Unruly Bees?
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hi all, hoping someone can give me some insight on how to handle a hive of a hyper bees i have.when i open my top-bar hive, these bees crawl up between and on top of the bars and along the edges of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kim Jul 2, 2013.

 

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Kim replied to Kim's discussion Top Bar Hives with Healthy Colonies For Sale
"Hi Everyone, just an update to this post. All 3 hives are no longer available for sale. Thanks."
Jul 28
Kim replied to Kim's discussion Top Bar Hives with Healthy Colonies For Sale
"Hi Andy, sorry, someone beat you to it a few hours ago. Thanks for your interest. Good luck with the hive transition. : ) Would be interested to hear at some point what you think the pros/cons are with the tj vs. the les style hives."
Jul 28
andy dula replied to Kim's discussion Top Bar Hives with Healthy Colonies For Sale
"Dear Kim  i am interested in the hive-3 -- i too am trying to go to tj from les and could do it--(i think) call me if not gone 850-835-4469-- Andy Dula east mountains-"
Jul 28
Ted Wilcox replied to Kim's discussion Top Bar Hives with Healthy Colonies For Sale
"It is Dr Schuyler.  He is great.  He doesn't give the shots, a nurse does.  I am the only patient they are currently treating for bees, so the people in the clinic don't know that much about it.  Every once in a while I…"
Jul 27
Kim replied to Kim's discussion Top Bar Hives with Healthy Colonies For Sale
"Hi Tyler. I too would like to hear who saw Ted. I can tell you of the UNMH Allergy Specialist who referred me to treatments. His name is Dr. Mark Schuyler (pronounced Skyler). He works at University Allergy Associates at 272-5585. He seemed…"
Jul 26
Tyler Schutte replied to Kim's discussion Top Bar Hives with Healthy Colonies For Sale
"Ted, could you reply with the name of the allergist at UNM, or send in a private message if you prefer. I had called UNM to try and talk to someone about bee sting immunotherapy, but they told me that no one there did the treatments. My…"
Jul 26
Kim replied to Kim's discussion Top Bar Hives with Healthy Colonies For Sale
"Thanks so much for sharing your experience....that gives me hope! My doctor will be sending me to UNM for the shots as well. I get the stinging insect test in a couple of weeks. He made it sound like it takes much longer to build resistance, so I…"
Jul 26
Ted Wilcox replied to Kim's discussion Top Bar Hives with Healthy Colonies For Sale
"Kim, there are several other beekeepers in this organization who have had the treatments.  I started mine about 3 years ago.  My allergist gave me a test of about 100 different allergens and about 5 different stinging insects.  Bees…"
Jul 26
Kim replied to Kim's discussion Top Bar Hives with Healthy Colonies For Sale
"Hi Ted! Thank you so much for sharing that. That's heartening to hear. I've been hoping to connect with someone who has undergone this and am holding onto 2 of my hives in hopes that I'll build up resistance. Could you share more…"
Jul 26
Ted Wilcox replied to Kim's discussion Top Bar Hives with Healthy Colonies For Sale
"Kim, I have enough hives, but I wanted to say that I developed the same allergy a few years back.  I have been getting allergy treatments since then, and I am up to the equivalent of two bee stings per month.  I am a lot more confident…"
Jul 26
Kim posted a discussion

Top Bar Hives with Healthy Colonies For Sale

Hi Everyone,To my heartbreak, I have developed a life-threatening allergy to bees...had to go to the hospital for anaphalaxis about a month ago. As a result, I am selling some of my hives.Here's some info on them, and would be happy to discuss more over the phone: They are in top bar hives that have 20" bars and are built to Les Crowder's specs. They have never been treated with any chemicals and have no diseases that I am aware of. All 3 have laying queens with good brood patterns. These bees…See More
Jul 26
Kim is attending Jessie Brown's event
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Les Crowder, NM Beekeepers Association, Pollinator Week Kickoff Event at Bosque School, Budaghers Hall

June 13, 2015 from 6pm to 8:30pm
In celebration of National Pollinator Week, the New Mexico Beekeepers Association will be bringing in Les Crowder, internationally renowned top bar beekeeper and author, Top-Bar Beekeeping on June 12-13, 2015. Les Crowder will be traveling to Las Cruces, Albuquerque and Santa Fe for 2 hour talks. There will be pollinator friendly seeds and plants at the event. $15 suggested donation. Members of the New Mexico Beekeepers Association are always free to our events. For more information: …See More
Jun 8
Kim replied to Kim's discussion Swarm Available Today - Looking for Removal ASAP
"Nice! Thanks for sharing! Kim."
Apr 21
Carlos Aragon replied to Kim's discussion Swarm Available Today - Looking for Removal ASAP
"I shook them into a cardboard box. I didn't want to damage that beautiful pomegranate. With such flexable branches it was easy to shake them. I also didn't have my veil so I went for the quick option."
Apr 21
Kim replied to Kim's discussion Swarm Available Today - Looking for Removal ASAP
"I'm so happy to hear they went to a good home. The swarm was a nice size! I've never caught a swarm before - just out of curiosity, how did you end up removing them from the tree? Did you cut the limb they were on, shake them off or…"
Apr 21
Carlos Aragon replied to Kim's discussion Swarm Available Today - Looking for Removal ASAP
"Got them in a hive. Great sized swarm. Wish I had thought to take a picture. They had started building comb on the leaves so there will probably be some foragers clustered there tonight. Might want to donate them to one of your other hives. Thanks…"
Apr 21

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About me:
This is my third year as a beekeeper. I have 2 hives, both in Los Ranchos. Finally feel like I'm getting out of the beginner stage. But when it comes to troubleshooting, I still have lots to learn. I adore the bees (as I'm sure all of us do here)!
I use the following type of bee hives:
Top bar
My bee hives are primarily located here (ZIP code):
87104

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At 10:43am on June 28, 2014, Craig Noorlander said…

I do have a few queens still left and will get them throughout the summer.

 
 
 

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