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Melanie Margarita Kirby
  • Truchas, NM
  • United States
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From Bloom to Boom! Herbs4Bees Field Day-Free June 16, 2017

Join us next Friday for the kick off to National Pollinator Week!Registration will begin at 8:30 @ the NMSU Alcalde Sustainable Ag Science Center (north of Espanola).We’ll start out at the research…Continue

Tags: day, field, pollinators, herbs

Started Jun 11

Zia Queenbees 2017 Bee & Queen availability

We have some exciting changes occurring for Zia Queenbees and for us as individuals. For more info on what those changes are, and 2017 bee availability- visit our website blog at…Continue

Started Feb 22

Support for stroke victim- Phill Remick

Hey guys & gals, this is Page, Phill's wife.  As some of you know and a few don't my husband Phill has recently had a stroke.  I've done some research on Stroke Therapy, and have noticed that…Continue

Tags: support, newbeerescue, Remick, Phill

Started Feb 22

Taos Sister Winds Festival for Beekeepers

Check out a unique event taking place at Taos Mesa Brewery this Saturday, July 16...starting at 1pm til 1am.100% of the profits this year will benefit local bee keepers who advocate for chemical-free…Continue

Tags: festival

Started Jul 13, 2016

 

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From Bloom to Boom- Herbs4Bees Field Day at NMSU- Alcalde Science Center- CR 40

June 16, 2017 from 8:30am to 12pm
Herbs4Bees FREE Field Day- June 16, 2017From Bloom to Boom is a project initiated by NMSU- Alcalde Sustainable Agriculture Science Center Horticulturist Robert Heyduck, farmer-researcher Todd Bates of NM Native Plant Recyclers, and queen honey bee breeder-researcher Melanie Kirby of Zia Queenbees Farm & Field Institute.This first investigation will share information on Oregano de la Sierra- a well known native New Mexican medicinal herb. Todd Bates will share information on how he…See More
Jun 11
Melanie Margarita Kirby posted a discussion

From Bloom to Boom! Herbs4Bees Field Day-Free June 16, 2017

Join us next Friday for the kick off to National Pollinator Week!Registration will begin at 8:30 @ the NMSU Alcalde Sustainable Ag Science Center (north of Espanola).We’ll start out at the research center here in Alcalde (map attached) and we’ll meet in the shop.There will be several guest lecturers with 20 minute presentations  about current and past research, and conceptual content  as it applies to bees/pollinators/habitat/etc.We intend to post the presentations on the…See More
Jun 11
Elizabeth Lake might attend Melanie Margarita Kirby's event
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From Bloom to Boom- Herbs4Bees Field Day at NMSU- Alcalde Science Center- CR 40

June 16, 2017 from 8:30am to 12pm
Herbs4Bees FREE Field Day- June 16, 2017From Bloom to Boom is a project initiated by NMSU- Alcalde Sustainable Agriculture Science Center Horticulturist Robert Heyduck, farmer-researcher Todd Bates of NM Native Plant Recyclers, and queen honey bee breeder-researcher Melanie Kirby of Zia Queenbees Farm & Field Institute.This first investigation will share information on Oregano de la Sierra- a well known native New Mexican medicinal herb. Todd Bates will share information on how he…See More
Jun 5
Melanie Margarita Kirby commented on Melanie Margarita Kirby's event From Bloom to Boom- Herbs4Bees Field Day
" Monarda Abstract: Assessing Monarda fistulosa var. menthifolia for possible honeybee health and habitat enhancement Robert Heyduck1, Melanie Kirby2, Todd Bates3. 1New Mexico State University, Alcalde, NM. 2Zia Queen Bees, Truchas, NM. 3New…"
Jun 1
Melanie Margarita Kirby posted an event
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From Bloom to Boom- Herbs4Bees Field Day at NMSU- Alcalde Science Center- CR 40

June 16, 2017 from 8:30am to 12pm
Herbs4Bees FREE Field Day- June 16, 2017From Bloom to Boom is a project initiated by NMSU- Alcalde Sustainable Agriculture Science Center Horticulturist Robert Heyduck, farmer-researcher Todd Bates of NM Native Plant Recyclers, and queen honey bee breeder-researcher Melanie Kirby of Zia Queenbees Farm & Field Institute.This first investigation will share information on Oregano de la Sierra- a well known native New Mexican medicinal herb. Todd Bates will share information on how he…See More
Jun 1
Melanie Margarita Kirby posted a discussion

Zia Queenbees 2017 Bee & Queen availability

We have some exciting changes occurring for Zia Queenbees and for us as individuals. For more info on what those changes are, and 2017 bee availability- visit our website blog at www.ziaqueenbees.com/zia and look for our posts titled, "A new era for ZQB," and "2017 starter nuclei and queen availability."We are working on a few very interesting research projects and educational and community…See More
Feb 22
Melanie Margarita Kirby posted events
Sep 12, 2016
Melanie Margarita Kirby posted an event

Quentin Geant of Paris' BEEOPIC at See ABQ beeps mtg. post

September 6, 2016 from 6pm to 7pm
Quentin is a 2nd generation beekeeper from Paris, France who is visiting NM this week. He will be presenting a short talk at the ABQ Beeks Sept. meeting on his family's urban beekeeping and breeding research efforts and info on his new American BEEOPIC near Oakland, CA.
Sep 6, 2016
Fabiola Rivera is attending Melanie Margarita Kirby's event
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Taos Sister Winds Festival for Beekeepers at Taos Mesa Brewery

July 16, 2016 at 1pm to July 17, 2016 at 1am
What began as a collaborative effort among like-minded local female performers has now blossomed into a full-fledged festival at Taos Mesa Brewing, featuring both international and local powerhouse artists, musicians, bands, performers and Djs., gathering in honor of Taos' creative, socially and environmentally conscious community.All performers and class/workshop leaders have donated their time and talent. 100% of the profits this year will benefit local beekeepers who advocate for…See More
Jul 14, 2016
Melanie Margarita Kirby posted a discussion

Taos Sister Winds Festival for Beekeepers

Check out a unique event taking place at Taos Mesa Brewery this Saturday, July 16...starting at 1pm til 1am.100% of the profits this year will benefit local bee keepers who advocate for chemical-free farming practices in the Taos area.What began as a collaborative effort among like-minded local female performers has now blossomed into a full-fledged festival at Taos Mesa Brewing, featuring both international and local powerhouse artists, musicians, bands, performers, and Djs, gathering in honor…See More
Jul 13, 2016
Melanie Margarita Kirby posted an event
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Taos Sister Winds Festival for Beekeepers at Taos Mesa Brewery

July 16, 2016 at 1pm to July 17, 2016 at 1am
What began as a collaborative effort among like-minded local female performers has now blossomed into a full-fledged festival at Taos Mesa Brewing, featuring both international and local powerhouse artists, musicians, bands, performers and Djs., gathering in honor of Taos' creative, socially and environmentally conscious community.All performers and class/workshop leaders have donated their time and talent. 100% of the profits this year will benefit local beekeepers who advocate for…See More
Jul 13, 2016
Melanie Margarita Kirby posted a discussion

In Her Majesty's Chambers- Intro to Queen Breeding

Professional Queen breeders Mark Spitzig and Melanie Kirby of Zia Queenbees Farm & Field Institute will be conducting their renowned queen rearing short course July 16-17, 2016.Join beekeepers from around the nation at the kiss of the forests in Truchas, New Mexico for a two day field practicum covering the basics of finding, selecting and propagating quality honeybee genetics.More info under event listings and at …See More
May 30, 2016
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In Her Majesty's Chambers- Intro to Queen Breeding at ZQB Farm & Field Institute

July 16, 2016 to July 17, 2016
* Want to learn why & how queens are the heart of their hive?*Interested in learning how to find, select and propagate quality honeybee genetics in and out of the apiary?*Jazzed to mingle with beekeepers from around the nation who are all interested in sharing quality honeybee stock?Then we have the queen rearing short course for you right here in New Mexico- USA!In Her Majesty's Chambers- Intro to Queen Breeding & Rearing short course will be taking place July 16-17, 2016 at Zia…See More
May 30, 2016
Melanie Margarita Kirby posted a discussion

April 23: Sweet Spring Sting Polllinator Symposium

Hi BEEPS (Bee People)!On Saturday, April 23rd, the 2016 Northern NM Rocky Mountain Sweet Spring Sting Pollinator Symposium will be taking place from 10-2 at the Penasco Theatre followed by a bee blessing and picnic pot luck lunch at Zia Queenbees Farm & Field Institute in Truchas.Featured guest lecturer at the theatre  is Dr. Valerie Solheim of Healingbees.org. This event is open to the public and promises to be an immersive hive vibration experience.See attached flyer for more details and…See More
Apr 17, 2016
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2016 Sweet Spring Sting Polllinator Symposium at The High Road: Penasco Theatre & ZQB farm

April 23, 2016 from 10am to 4pm
It’s that time of year again…and in celebration of this year’s upcoming Earth Day- we are sponsoring the 5th annual Northern NM Rocky Mountain Sweet Spring Sting Pollinator Symposium featuring Dr. Valerie Solheim of HealingBees.org Last year Dr. Solheim made a brief visit to share her foundational vibrational research on hive resonance at the Carnelian Center in Dixon. This year, she is taking it a few steps further by conducting an immersive workshop that will include audience integration. We…See More
Mar 29, 2016
Karen Cannonball might attend Melanie Margarita Kirby's event
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ABQ Bio Park Brown Bag Lunch Series presents Bees & the AgroEcosystem lecture/slideshow at ABQ Bio Park Education Center

March 5, 2016 from 12:45pm to 1:45pm
Join  Melanie Kirby of Zia Queenbees March 3rd or 5th as she shares a colorful slideshow titled, "Bees & the AgroEcosystem: How the Midwives of Agriculture Nurture Ecological, Biological, and Emotional Health."WHERE:  ABQ Bio Park Education Center---Brown Bag Lunch Series---WHEN: Thursday, March 3rd 12:45-1:45pm& Saturday, March 5 12:45-1:45pmLecture Admission is free.For more info, visit:Join me on March 3rd & 5th  from 12:45-1:45pm at the Albuquerque BioPark Education Center as I…See More
Feb 26, 2016

Profile Information

I use the following type of bee hives:
Top bar, Langstroth
My bee hives are primarily located here (ZIP code):
throughout NM: 88001, 87501, 87578, 87527...
How best to reach me (Public email or phone)
email works easiest

Melanie Margarita Kirby's Blog

Ordering bees from out of state- please read.

I'd like to share a few thoughts on importing honeybees from out of our Land of Enchantment. Please click on our ziaqueenbees blog entry below for more info.

http://ziaqueenbees.com/zia/2010/share-your-local-bees-avoid-importing-pestspathogens/

There is more and more interest in honeybee stewardship these days- a very good thing! However, if we really want to…

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Posted on October 15, 2010 at 9:30pm

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