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Lisa Moss
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Free empty Topbar hive
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Hi. We will be moving this summer and have a topbar hive we'd like to find a home for. We built the box ourselves and lost our bees to a mama and baby bear. I don't think there are enough top bars to…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lara Jean Lovell Mar 31.

Red honey
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Hi all,One of our two hives has found a nectar source that results in red honey. I'm fairly certain there are no maraschino cherry factories in the East Mtns. I'm told that someone at a Beeks meeting…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wm. Epps Oct 15, 2012.

combine a swarm with weak hive
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One posting touched on this question, but I'm curious about other thoughts.  We have a weak hive, most like a laying worker (we have been unable to locate a queen the last couple times we checked).…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Seah Johnson + Josh Phillips Aug 31, 2012.

Swarm in East Mountains
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Hi Beeks,It looks like a new swarm is in our neighborhood and we are wondering if anyone wants to grab it.  We don't have the resources to get it at this time.  The neighborhood is Tablazon, which is…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wm. Epps Aug 31, 2012.

 

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Lara Jean Lovell replied to Lisa Moss's discussion Free empty Topbar hive
"I have a friend that lives in Cedar Crest who wants to start with bees. I would be interested on his behalf. One of my hives needs to be split soon, so he could get a start for free...a single dad deserves a break."
Mar 31
Bethany Key replied to Lisa Moss's discussion Free empty Topbar hive
"Hi Lisa! I have 4 lbs of bees coming on Monday and not sure if I'm going to have the time to make the hive... I would love to take a drive out to tijeras today! Thanks for considering, Bethany lightfightress@hotmail.com 345.2462"
Mar 30
Carolyn Hammack replied to Lisa Moss's discussion Free empty Topbar hive
"hi lisa, i have some extra bees looking for a box. i am splitting my hive this week and would love to put your hive to good use if you still have it. thanks, carolyn 280.9802"
Mar 30
Lisa Moss posted a discussion

Free empty Topbar hive

Hi. We will be moving this summer and have a topbar hive we'd like to find a home for. We built the box ourselves and lost our bees to a mama and baby bear. I don't think there are enough top bars to close the hive. I can provide a picture upon request. We are located in Tijeras, near Sedillo.
Mar 29
Wm. Epps replied to Lisa Moss's discussion Red honey
"Actually I have! My son lives in Rio Rancho and has prickly pears in his yard. The bees seem to like walking around the pear while it's sweating or diving into a split on the skin and I believe that is where they pick up the color."
Oct 15, 2012
Dave Ellis replied to Lisa Moss's discussion Red honey
"I had heard that Bees CAN get into the "Tuna's".. but have not had the pleasure of seeing it for myself.. Have You seen that bee-havior??? "
Oct 15, 2012
Mike Fickling replied to Lisa Moss's discussion Red honey
"I had the same red color but alot more of it. I harvested and the honey came out just alittle darker than usual but very good tasting.  "
Sep 30, 2012
Wm. Epps replied to Lisa Moss's discussion Red honey
"Another possible source could be prickly pears!?"
Sep 28, 2012
Randy S. replied to Lisa Moss's discussion Red honey
"One possibility could be a hummingbird feeder.  If it is from a plant then I have no idea.  The photos are from one of my hives a few years ago, green and red honey.  I thought that maybe it came from a melted Popsicle, melted slushy…"
Sep 26, 2012
Lisa Moss posted a discussion

Red honey

Hi all,One of our two hives has found a nectar source that results in red honey. I'm fairly certain there are no maraschino cherry factories in the East Mtns. I'm told that someone at a Beeks meeting recently had the same question. Any thoughts about what may be the cause? We have been hesitant to harvest it for ourselves because the color is just so out of the ordinary.Thanks!LisaSee More
Sep 24, 2012
Seah Johnson + Josh Phillips replied to Lisa Moss's discussion combine a swarm with weak hive
"Hi-- I'm not sure how it works for top bar (we're all Lang)- but we use the newspaper trick all the time and it works like a charm. I think we combined swarms into weaker hives 5 or 6 times last year. Good luck!"
Aug 31, 2012
Wm. Epps replied to Lisa Moss's discussion combine a swarm with weak hive
"I answered your other post before seeing this. If you have a weak hive and no queen, by all means combine the two. It takes the stress out of trying to start a "new" hive with limited resources and you are almost 100% certain that the…"
Aug 31, 2012
Wm. Epps replied to Lisa Moss's discussion Swarm in East Mountains
"That's exactly what you do with swarms, put them in full size hives. Do you have honey, pollen, and extra brood that you can use to get the new hive started?. It would be the same as if this was a divide that you created! It's good that…"
Aug 31, 2012
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Aug 30, 2012
Lisa Moss replied to Lisa Moss's discussion Swarm in East Mountains
"Swarm is temporarily handled.  We got it out of the tree and into a small hive/swarm box (the neighbors were so stoked to participate and excited about the possibility of bees next door!).  Now we have to figure out what to do with it.…"
Aug 30, 2012
Janna Mintz replied to Lisa Moss's discussion Top bar spacing for a rocking' hive
"Did you give any brood to the weak hive? I would give them some capped brood with nurse bees to give them some extra help. Make sure you don't give them your healthy, laying queen.  Keep all the brood together in each hive to make it…"
Jul 30, 2012

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About me:
New to Beekeeping, took Les' class last year and have our first 2 hives this year. Excited to be part of this community!
I use the following type of bee hives:
Top bar
My bee hives are primarily located here (ZIP code):
87059
How best to reach me (Public email or phone)
lisa.moss@gmail.com

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