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Rhett Renoud
  • Male
  • Ramah, NM
  • United States
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  • Dorian Folie
  • Ivy Bullard
  • Samuel Lopez
  • Raymond Espinoza
  • Carl Smith
  • Jerry Anderson
  • chantal

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Rhett Renoud's Discussions

Honey Extractor
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Hand Crank, All Stainless Steel with Stainless Stand, 1.5” gate, 18” diameter, 24” tall.  It holds 6 shallows and 3 deeps.  It has only been used twice!  It comes with a few tubes of food grade…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rhett Renoud Mar 20, 2015.

How much money can you make before needing a tax I.D. and reporting to the IRS?
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My research has shown different figures.  Perhaps the need for a TAX I.D. depends on the state that you live in?  I found that if the beekeeper is going to make more than $2,000 per year, then we…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Hamilton Aug 1, 2014.

Where to order bees?
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There’s a group of us in Ramah who are wanting to order bees.  Does anyone sell Nucs?  How about package bees?  Do you know anyone who may have bees for sale this late in the game?  We live at 7,000…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rhett Renoud Mar 7, 2011.

Does anyone have bees for sale?

We just moved back to New Mexico (Zuni Mountains, 7,000 feet) and would like to start a few hives again.  I know this is late in the year, but I thought I’d ask…Continue

Started Jul 8, 2010

 

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Latest Activity

Rhett Renoud commented on Jefferson's group warre hive users
"I'm planning to put on a Warre super in about a week or two.  This time I will try to get some pictures when I pull the super. "
Jun 15
Rhett Renoud replied to Binny Neiser's discussion Natural/Treatment free mentor wanted in the group Natural BeeKeeping
"Please feel free to come visit us in the Zuni Mountains.  We are treatment free.  To learn more, here's our website:  www.wildhoneyranch.com ;"
Jun 6
Rhett Renoud commented on Jefferson's group warre hive users
"I want about 2 acres of yellow sweet clover and alfalfa.  But I should probably build be a fence to keep the elk and mule deer out.  I'm afraid they would mow down everything I planted.   "
Jun 2
Rhett Renoud commented on Jefferson's group warre hive users
"Looks good, Sam!  It didn't take me long to spot the two Warre hives!"
Jun 2
Rhett Renoud commented on Jefferson's group warre hive users
"Very impressive, Jeremy! "
Jun 2
Rhett Renoud commented on Jefferson's group warre hive users
"That's too bad.  I don't and won't take anyone's money until the product is ready to ship.  BeeThinking was taking people's money just to stay afloat.  That, my friend, is called a Ponzi scheme! …"
May 30
Rhett Renoud commented on Jefferson's group warre hive users
"There’s nothing wrong with keeping an empty hive outside.  It seems that most people have more success catching a swarm in an elevated trap versus a ground level trap, but that’s not to say that your method won’t work. …"
May 30
Rhett Renoud commented on Jefferson's group warre hive users
"Gavin, by the sound of it, I think you already have the beekeeping bug!  By the way, you have a beautiful backyard!  Sadly, BeeThinking; like many companies, grew too big, too quickly.  This probably isn’t the place to discuss…"
May 30
Rhett Renoud commented on Jefferson's group warre hive users
"You're welcome, I'm glad that I can help!  I'm sure everyone has their own unique method for application.  Do what works best for you.  I started out by using a cheap brush.  Beeswax isn't the…"
May 3
Rhett Renoud commented on Jefferson's group warre hive users
"I'm not Sam, but I can answer your question.  It's best to apply some wax to them.  It encourages the bees to build straight comb. "
May 3
Rhett Renoud commented on Jefferson's group warre hive users
"Free Bees!  I'm jealous!  Wow, our bees don't start swarming here for another month.  Thanks for the update!  How large would you guess the entrance is on the wall?     "
Apr 9
Rhett Renoud commented on Jefferson's group warre hive users
"Gavin, we sell packaged bees, nucs, queens, hive stands, and hive components.  I don't advertise because it's hard enough to keep up on "word of mouth" orders.  Feel free to take a look at our…"
Mar 30
Rhett Renoud commented on Jefferson's group warre hive users
"Gavin, the last time I spoke to Chris (owner of Sweet Valley Hives) was just a few months ago.  For a while, he had someone making his products for him, but I don’t think it worked out.  Chris has pretty high standards when it comes…"
Mar 30
Rhett Renoud commented on Jefferson's group warre hive users
"    Gavin, are you sure you don't want to cut a hole in the wall and install a viewing window?  LOL.  Cedar doesn't have to be painted.  In essence, pine doesn't have to be painted either.  Cedar vs…"
Mar 30
Rhett Renoud commented on Jefferson's group warre hive users
"Jeremy, are you using screened bottom boards?  For the most part, as long you have good ventilation, overheating will not be a problem in a Warre.  Having a nearby water source is, however, paramount.  This helps reduce the…"
Mar 29
Rhett Renoud commented on Jefferson's group warre hive users
"We are currently using 3 Warre hives.  I'm located in Ramah, NM, but I can attempt to answer your questions in this group chat.     "
Mar 27

Profile Information

About me:
We are located in the Zuni Mountains at 7,000 feet and specialize in holistic hive management and the production of raw comb and liquid honey. We are using a combination of 8 frame Langstroth, 10 frame Langstroth, and Warre hives; all in which contain foundation and foundationless frames.
I use the following type of bee hives:
Top bar, Langstroth
My bee hives are primarily located here (ZIP code):
87321
How best to reach me (Public email or phone)
rhett_mountainman@hotmail.com

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At 9:35pm on April 29, 2016, Leah Atkinson said…
Rhett, I'm sending you an email about nuc order. I'm new to the NMBKA Certified Beekeepers Program.
At 5:09pm on July 9, 2010, chantal said…
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