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Randy Elliott
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Albuquerque Beekeepers Facebook Page?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jessie Brown Mar 23, 2013.

Bee friendly plants to plant in your garden...
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Hello All,I've been looking at doing some bee friendly planting in our yard and would like to see a discussion on bee friendly plants that do well in the Albuquerque area.Thanks,RandyContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Ellis May 19, 2012.

Colony of bees...
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Hello all,I've come across an interesting situation that our next door neighbor's have. I had noticed bees flying around one of the corner's on their house and went over to talk to them about it.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Burton Apr 19, 2012.

Foundationless Langstroth Hives?
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I've been doing tons and tons of reading and looking things up on the web. One thing I've come across is using a foundationless langstroth hive.I was wondering if anyone has used a foundationless…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by S Johnson + J Phillips Apr 13, 2012.

 

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Foundationless Langstroth Hives

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May 12, 2017
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Foundationless Langstroth Hives

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Foundationless Langstroth Hives

A group for those using foundationless Langstroth hives to share their experiences and knowledge.See More
Feb 3, 2017
Raymond Espinoza commented on Randy Elliott's group Foundationless Langstroth Hives
"Nice, excellent design improvement, minor suggestion, might want to place the feeder jars opposite the bee entrance.  I have noticed bees recognize and inspect jars when they are feed from boardman type feeders. the further their placement away…"
Oct 2, 2016
Rhett Renoud commented on Randy Elliott's group Foundationless Langstroth Hives
"Chris, I like it!  Good job!  I like this idea because it prevents yellow jackets and other robber bees from entering easily into the hive.  Keep up the good work.  Let us know how it works and what revisions you decide to…"
Oct 2, 2016
Chris commented on Randy Elliott's group Foundationless Langstroth Hives
"A few weeks ago, I designed and built a modified Boardman Feeder for my Langstroth hive that allows for easy feeding of newly installed packages.  I thought I would share some pictures with the community to see what everyone thinks.  I…"
Oct 2, 2016
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Foundationless Langstroth Hives

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Foundationless Langstroth Hives

A group for those using foundationless Langstroth hives to share their experiences and knowledge.See More
Jul 24, 2016
Rhett Renoud commented on Randy Elliott's group Foundationless Langstroth Hives
"Hanaa, we use 8 frame Langstroth hives and Warre hives.  We have great success with both hives, but I love the Warre.  You are welcome to visit our apiary at anytime if you want to see a few Warre hives.  We are…"
Apr 13, 2016
Hanaa Benhalim commented on Randy Elliott's group Foundationless Langstroth Hives
"Thanks Rhett!  Thanks Randy!  Really appreciate the feedback, feeling less anxiety, phew!  Glad to know about your specific approaches and successes.  Randy- I'll have to give my bees required reading once they arrive…"
Apr 13, 2016
Randy S. commented on Randy Elliott's group Foundationless Langstroth Hives
"I use regular med. lang frames and insert a 1/2 inch strip of wood in the top bar groove.  I paint the strip of wood with melted bees wax.  This attracts the bees to build comb on the strip or wedge.  I have had pretty good…"
Apr 13, 2016
Rhett Renoud commented on Randy Elliott's group Foundationless Langstroth Hives
"Hanaa, there are several ways to answer this.  To be honest, I use foundation in the brood box and foundationless in the honey super.  You can checkerboard foundation and foundationless frames.  I have had success doing that as…"
Apr 12, 2016
Hanaa Benhalim commented on Randy Elliott's group Foundationless Langstroth Hives
"Hi All! I'm just getting started this year with my first hive.  I’ve decided on a Langstroth hive, specifically 8 frame mediums.  I decided I would go foundation-less, I prefer not to use plastic.  The Lang frames I’m…"
Apr 12, 2016
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Apr 12, 2016
Mary Lee Moeny commented on Randy Elliott's group Foundationless Langstroth Hives
"I have a question:  I am using foundationless Langstroths hives (8-frame).  Because I had them, I used leftover comb from my TBHs.  That was a partial success.  I also had a super on top (w/ comb).  The queen went to the…"
Jun 26, 2015
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Jun 26, 2015

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About me:
I'm very new at beekeeping. I was inspired when I had a beek come and pick up a swarm in my backyard. Still working on getting my first hive. My plan is to use top bar hives.
I use the following type of bee hives:
Top bar
My bee hives are primarily located here (ZIP code):
87109 (Once I get a hive)
How best to reach me (Public email or phone)
Phone or Text Message: 505-710-5418

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Back to the living...

Well unfortunately, I missed the Albuquerque Beeks spring gathering this past weekend. I was REALLY looking forward to it but I came done with a real nasty case of the flu and am finally starting to feel human today.

I am looking forward to my beekeeping class this weekend with Les Crowder. I'm also hoping that my partner can get working on my hive soon now that things are finally settling down for us after the death of his mother.

I'll will also be starting up a blog which…

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Posted on April 23, 2012 at 1:04pm

My beekeeping book library...

I downloaded a couple more beekeeping books onto my kindle today.

Thus far I have:

Beekeeping For Dummies

The Barefoot Beekeeper

The Backyard Beekeeper

Honey Bee Hobbyist: The Care and Keeping of Bees

I also downloaded from Project Gutenberg:

Langstroth on the Hive and Honey-bee

A Hive of Busy Bees

The Adventure of Maya the Bee

(The last two books are fiction)

Posted on April 11, 2012 at 4:39pm

Hive Plans Coming Together

Well the plans for my hive seem to be coming together well. They are kind of a hybrid of a few different plans that I've found. I also found a very helpful post about Top Bar Hive Dimensions on Ted's blog which I am incorporating into my plans. Hopefully, that will make my hive "compatible" with some of the other top bar hives in the area. I think a friend of ours is going help my…

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Posted on April 10, 2012 at 10:55am

New to Albuquerque Beekeepers

Here I am just starting my beekeeping adventure. My inspiration was a swarm of bees that landed in our backyard last week and I had a couple of the members from this site come and pick up the swarm. I asked a lot of questions and was fascinated by the swarm collecting process.

Well I've already read a couple of books and have decided to give beekeeping a try. I've decided to use a top bar hive to avoid heavy lifting because of a bad back. Also, since I'm on disability and don't have a…

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Posted on April 9, 2012 at 5:08pm — 2 Comments

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