Albuquerque Beekeepers

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Mark Sommer
  • Placitas, NM
  • United States
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Not a swarm, but a trap out or cut out

Please have a look atFacebook Postfor details.Continue

Started Jun 28

Active Bees

My first wintering of bees.  I was doing yard work all day.  Both my hives are very active.  They brought out their dead, which I would expect, but they were very busy all day.  Some getting water,…Continue

Started Jan 10, 2017

 

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2018 NM Apiary & Pollinator Garden Tour at ABQ Area

September 22, 2018 from 9:30am to 3:30pm
Join us for the 3rd Annual Apiary & Pollinator Garden Tour Saturday, September 22, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM. The tour is FREE. Please Register for the Apiary & Pollinator Garden Tour HERE for updates and access to the map when it’s posted.https://www.nmapiarytour.orgSee More
Aug 7
Sigrid Blom commented on Mark Sommer's event 2018 NMBKA Summer Conference Agenda
"Super! Thanks, Mark!"
Aug 7
Sigrid Blom commented on Mark Sommer's event 2018 NMBKA Summer Conference Agenda
"Super! Thanks, Mark!"
Aug 6
Mark Sommer commented on Mark Sommer's event 2018 NMBKA Summer Conference Agenda
"No fee if you're a member of NMBKA.  Show up at the door to register.  If you're a non-member, it's $15, but that makes you a member for the rest of the…"
Aug 6
Sigrid Blom commented on Mark Sommer's event 2018 NMBKA Summer Conference Agenda
"I'm looking at the NMBKA web page for this event and I'm not seeing some information... Perhaps I'm missing it somehow. Is there an admission fee? If so, how much? Is there a pre-registration required?"
Aug 6
Sigrid Blom might attend Mark Sommer's event

2018 NMBKA Summer Conference Agenda at South Broadway Cultural Center

August 18, 2018 from 9:30am to 9pm
South Broadway Cultural Center 1025 Broadway SE, Albuquerque, NM 87104DRAFT AGENDA9:30 – 11:30Workshop at the Bee Yard, and Monitoring for Varroa. Open Space Visitor Center with Dr. Jose Villa and Craig Noorlander. Reserved for students of the NMBKA Certified Beekeeper Program. Limit 20. Contact Mark Sommer to confirm your attendance.11:30 - 12:30Lunch on your own.12:00 - 1:00Registration, South Broadway Cultural Center1:00 -…See More
Aug 6
Mark Sommer commented on Elizabeth Lake's event Pollinator Plant Days
"Considering planting this fall? Preparing for the 2018 Apiary & Pollinator Garden Tour? You might consider planting some of these plants. https://nmapiarytour.org/ABQ/tiki-download_file.php?fileId=31&display"
Jul 30
Mark Sommer is attending Elizabeth Lake's event
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Pollinator Plant Days at WATERWISE Gardening

August 9, 2018 at 8:30am to August 11, 2018 at 4pm
Pollinators Plant Days 3-day pollinator plant sale at WATERWISE Gardening August 9th, 10th, and 11th"Our August Pollinator Plant Sale Event will offer the very best flowering perennials and ornamental grasses for northern NM gardens and landscapes. These plants will attract hummingbirds (on their way south August through Oct. for their annual migration) as well as bees and butterflies. We're growing lots of natural nectar plants in a variety of pot sizes including jumbo gallons.  We'll kick off…See More
Jul 30
Mark Sommer shared Elizabeth Lake's event on Facebook
Jul 30
Mark Sommer posted an event

2018 NMBKA Summer Conference Agenda at South Broadway Cultural Center

August 18, 2018 from 9:30am to 9pm
South Broadway Cultural Center 1025 Broadway SE, Albuquerque, NM 87104DRAFT AGENDA9:30 – 11:30Workshop at the Bee Yard, and Monitoring for Varroa. Open Space Visitor Center with Dr. Jose Villa and Craig Noorlander. Reserved for students of the NMBKA Certified Beekeeper Program. Limit 20. Contact Mark Sommer to confirm your attendance.11:30 - 12:30Lunch on your own.12:00 - 1:00Registration, South Broadway Cultural Center1:00 -…See More
Jul 27
Susannah Abbey is attending Mark Sommer's event
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2018 NM Apiary & Pollinator Garden Tour at ABQ Area

September 22, 2018 from 9:30am to 3:30pm
Join us for the 3rd Annual Apiary & Pollinator Garden Tour Saturday, September 22, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM. The tour is FREE. Please Register for the Apiary & Pollinator Garden Tour HERE for updates and access to the map when it’s posted.https://www.nmapiarytour.orgSee More
Jul 20
Mark Sommer posted an event
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2018 NM Apiary & Pollinator Garden Tour at ABQ Area

September 22, 2018 from 9:30am to 3:30pm
Join us for the 3rd Annual Apiary & Pollinator Garden Tour Saturday, September 22, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM. The tour is FREE. Please Register for the Apiary & Pollinator Garden Tour HERE for updates and access to the map when it’s posted.https://www.nmapiarytour.orgSee More
Jul 19
Mark Sommer posted a discussion
Jun 28
Mark Sommer replied to Sigrid Blom's discussion Dead Hive Clean Up in the group Topbar hive users.
"Two things. Freezing will kill wax moth larvae/eggs When I say get rid of, I mean don’t use it in the hive. The wax is perfectly good to melt out of the comb. Old comb can have accumulated contamination which isn’t good for the bees."
Apr 24
Mark Sommer replied to Sigrid Blom's discussion Dead Hive Clean Up in the group Topbar hive users.
"Do you know what happened to the bees that were there?  Disease?  If they died because of foul brood or something serious, you might want to torch the inside of the hives.  If not, just clean them out and move them.  Try to find…"
Apr 24
Mark Sommer replied to Abq Beeks's discussion SWARM LIST
"Where is the survey?"
Mar 16

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About me:
Managing four colonies two in Placitas and two in Santa Fe. Been trying to raise queens lately.

Working folks to get the 2017 Apiary Tour organized. Please see www.nmapiarytour.org.

Part of the NMBKA Certified Beekeepers Apprentice Program and learning a whole lot. Everyone in beekeeping is just so nice and sharing. Will do my best to follow their lead.
I use the following type of bee hives:
Top bar, Langstroth
My bee hives are primarily located here (ZIP code):
87043
How best to reach me (Public email or phone)
email

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