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Rhea Trotman
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  • Albuquerque, NM
  • United States
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How many hive bodies in ABQ?
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I am somewhat new to beekeeping, and recently received my first package of bees. I am wondering how many hive bodies people in Albuquerque typically have? Is one sufficient or are 2…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Rhea Trotman Jun 13.

 

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Rhea Trotman replied to Rhea Trotman's discussion How many hive bodies in ABQ?
"Thanks again, Randy. Is there a correlation between number and/or size of hive boxes and the magnitude of a mite infestation? I am also curious about why or when you would choose to feed the bees pollen versus candy or syrup? Based on what I've…"
Jun 13
Rhea Trotman replied to Rhea Trotman's discussion How many hive bodies in ABQ?
"Thanks, Peter! I definitely have a lot to learn about mites and other pests, and would prefer to go the more natural route. I'm curious to learn more about the heat mat device you mentioned. "
Jun 13
Rhea Trotman replied to Rhea Trotman's discussion How many hive bodies in ABQ?
"I think that's great advice!"
Jun 13
Randy S. replied to Rhea Trotman's discussion How many hive bodies in ABQ?
"I believe that mites are the number one problem in most hive losses too. It is probably a good idea to do a mite count to determine how big a problem they are before treatment. I have read and heard that oxalic acid is a good mite treatment that is…"
Jun 12
Peter Jarmo replied to Rhea Trotman's discussion How many hive bodies in ABQ?
"I Agree, if you ask 10 beeks for opinions you’ll get 20 answers; so i just try to find the ‘truth’ or whatever works for my situation somewhere in between...  I use all deep langstroth bodies (4 hives, 1st year back trying…"
Jun 12
Randy S. replied to Rhea Trotman's discussion How many hive bodies in ABQ?
"I tend to avoid those who say there is only one way to do something in beekeeping. Logic and experience tells me that here in NM as well as around the world there are many ways to accomplish the same thing. To illustrate, we have learned that it is…"
Jun 12
Rhea Trotman replied to Rhea Trotman's discussion How many hive bodies in ABQ?
"Thanks Randy! Yes, I’m using deep hive boxes and plan to use a queen excluder between by hive body/bodies and honey supers. It sounds like just about everything I’ve read about beekeeping is based on personal preference. For every…"
Jun 12
Randy S. replied to Rhea Trotman's discussion How many hive bodies in ABQ?
"It depends. I’m going to make an assumption that you are using deep hive boxes. A good rule of thumb is if your bottom box is at least 75% full of drawn out comb then you can add on a second deep box on top. You may consider moving a few drawn…"
Jun 12
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How many hive bodies in ABQ?

I am somewhat new to beekeeping, and recently received my first package of bees. I am wondering how many hive bodies people in Albuquerque typically have? Is one sufficient or are 2 recommended?Thanks!RheaSee More
Jun 12
Rhea Trotman is attending Jan Ankerson's event
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September Mentor Session at the Open Space Visitor Center Apiary at Open Space Visitor Center

September 15, 2018 from 9am to 11am
Join ABQ Beeks mentors and experienced beekeepers to learn how to work both Langstroth and Top Bar hives at the Open Space Visitor Center Bee Yard. It's FREE! We only have room for 13 beeks per yard visit, so make sure to RSVP (you must be an ABQ Beeks member to RSVP). First come, first served. If you can't make it, kindly remove your name so the next person in the list can attend. Please prepare accordingly: wear light colored clothing, closed-toe shoes, long…See More
Jun 12
Jan Ankerson left a comment for Rhea Trotman
"No Rhea we don't do that. Just get there in plenty of time. Jan"
May 21
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87108 Beeks

Are you in the 'hood? Join us if you keep bees in the 87108 zip code. That way we can easily communicate about swapping equipment, hive visits, etc.
May 20
Rhea Trotman commented on Jan Ankerson's event June Mentor Session at the Open Space Visitor Center Apiary
"Do we need to reserve a veil in advance?"
May 20
Rhea Trotman is attending Jan Ankerson's event
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June Mentor Session at the Open Space Visitor Center Apiary at Open Space Visitor Center

June 16, 2018 from 9am to 11am
Join ABQ Beeks mentors and experienced beekeepers to learn how to work both Langstroth and Top Bar hives at the Open Space Visitor Center Bee Yard. It's FREE! We only have room for 13 beeks per yard visit, so make sure to RSVP (you must be an ABQ Beeks member to RSVP). First come, first served. If you can't make it, kindly remove your name so the next person in the list can attend. Please prepare accordingly: wear light colored clothing, closed-toe shoes, long…See More
May 20
Rhea Trotman is now a member of Albuquerque Beekeepers
May 19

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About me:
Just got my first hive and bees late spring. Excited to learn all I can about beekeeping!
I use the following type of bee hives:
Langstroth
My bee hives are primarily located here (ZIP code):
87108
How best to reach me (Public email or phone)
rhea.trotman@gmail.com

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At 6:49pm on May 21, 2018, Jan Ankerson said…

No Rhea we don't do that. Just get there in plenty of time. Jan

 
 
 

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