Albuquerque Beekeepers

Urban beekeeping in New Mexico's largest city.

Samuel Lopez
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  • Albuquerque, NM
  • United States
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Samuel Lopez's Friends

  • Jeremy Nelson
  • Elizabeth Lake
  • Melodie D'Amour
  • Jefferson
  • Hanaa Benhalim
  • Brad Weikel
  • Breanna Ryan
  • Gil
  • Laura Speer
  • Jamie Fox
  • Troy W. Chadwell
  • M. & T. Stallard
  • Ivy Bullard
  • Raymond Espinoza
  • Christina Parlapiano

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Searching for a honey gate
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Looking for a honey gate to purchase locally for my first attempt at crush/strain honey harvesting. I will have to purchase online if I can't find one local to ABQ. to buy.Thank you - SamContinue

Tags: gate, Honey

Started this discussion. Last reply by Samuel Lopez Oct 11, 2015.

New Urban Homesteaders Club in Albuquerque

A new club has formed in Albuquerque called "ABQ Urban Homesteaders". It meets on the fourth Monday of the month at 6:30 pm at the Albuquerque Garden Center. Dues are $25 for individuals and $45 for…Continue

Tags: Homesteading, Urban

Started Feb 24, 2015

Beekeeping classes

Has anyone heard about the classes that Daniel Espalin offers ?Is he having them this fall or not ?Thanks - SamContinue

Started Sep 25, 2014

Hive type for Beginners ?
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What type of bee hive is recommended for someone just starting out ?Langstroth, Top Bar, Warre or Other ?I am planning to start 2 hives in the spring of 2015 - I'll be reading, researching and…Continue

Tags: hive, beginner, bee, Warre, Top

Started this discussion. Last reply by Samuel Lopez Feb 12, 2014.

 

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Samuel Lopez is attending Carolyn Hammack's event
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September ABQ Beeks Monthly Meeting at Bosque School Budaghers Hall

September 7, 2017 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
It's going to be an action-packed September meeting!Join us for two hours of announcements, opportunities, presentations, and discussion on current beekeeping related topics-We'll be selling tickets for the 2017 raffle. Tickets are $5 each cash only. The 2017 raffle includes the following goodies...*nuc hive body donated by Mark and Beth Sommer*1 full size, unpainted, TJ spec top bar hive donated by A.C.E Leadership High School*$25 gift certificate from Rehms Nursery*Books from Plants of…See More
Sep 5
Samuel Lopez is attending Jodi Hedderig's event

Apiary & Pollinator Garden Tour at Greater Albuquerque

September 30, 2017 from 10am to 2pm
Curious about how others set up their backyard apiaries? Want to get ideas on how to plan or supplement your garden so it provides forage for pollinators through 3 seasons? Want to talk bees with experienced beekeepers? Then join us for the 3rd Annual Apiary & Pollinator Garden Tour Saturday, September 30, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. The tour is FREE.Register at nmapiarytour.org.Our generous friends and bee-lovers at …See More
Sep 5
Samuel Lopez commented on Jefferson's group warre hive users
"The blue one is alive and well - doing very good actually. The Yellow one is closed up - may try to split the Blue one next spring and add that to my resume :)"
Jun 2
Samuel Lopez commented on Jefferson's group warre hive users
Jun 2
Abq Beeks commented on Samuel Lopez's blog post Bee hives / garden tour for 2017
"Yes, Sam, it's planned for late summer this year. We will post an event with the date soon. I hope you are planning to be on it again this year."
May 19
Samuel Lopez might attend Carolyn Hammack's event
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July ABQ Beeks Meeting at Bosque School, Budagher Hall

July 6, 2017 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
PLEASE NOTE, THIS MEETING IS HELD ON THE FIRST THURSDAY!Join us for two hours of announcements, opportunities, presentations, and discussion on current beekeeping related topics.It’s time for our July Beeks meeting. We hope to see you this Thursday, July 6th from 6.30-8.30 at Bosque School. This month, winemaker Phil Grossblatt will be teaching us how to make MEAD from our own honey. Is this your year to win a blue ribbon for your honey, hive products, or beekeeping photo?  I think it is. It’s…See More
May 17
Samuel Lopez posted a blog post

Bee hives / garden tour for 2017

Are there any plans for another bee hive / garden tour for 2017 ?~SamSee More
May 17
Samuel Lopez commented on Jefferson's group warre hive users
"Jeremy- my semi-frames have wax applied to the starter strip and so I would echo Rhett's statement about applying wax to your wedge style top bars."
May 4
Jeremy Nelson left a comment for Samuel Lopez
"Sam- I left a comment somewhere and not sure where so I am doing it again. I needed some feedback on these top bars- pine_warre_top_bars_ea5ae41a-c67f-4ca0-a3a5-e213ec47f4d2_2000x.jpg Do I need to wax them or will they be ok without in my…"
May 3
Samuel Lopez commented on Jefferson's group warre hive users
"Jeremy- My apiary is here downtown and you are welcome to see whats happening with my setup. if i'm available, I can help with installation permiting my schedule is open. Sounds like you have good plans for siting your hives."
Mar 30
Samuel Lopez commented on Jefferson's group warre hive users
"Jeremy- I use Warre hives - what questions do you have ?"
Mar 27
Samuel Lopez commented on Jefferson's group warre hive users
"I believe he makes them - when I got my cut out from him a few years back, these are what the comb was in / along with some top bars as well."
Aug 2, 2016
Samuel Lopez commented on Jefferson's group warre hive users
"Rhett- They are frames - not top bars. Here's a photo of one. The sweetvalley semi frame with complete sides would be perfect for the issue of attaching to the sides -"
Aug 2, 2016
Samuel Lopez commented on Jefferson's group warre hive users
"Jefferson-  Any frames for Warre I can buy from you ?  Thanks - Sam"
Aug 1, 2016
Samuel Lopez posted a status
"Cricket style Hat & Veil Suits for sale; one 4x and one 2x, used only 2 seasons, $75 each."
Aug 1, 2016
Samuel Lopez commented on Jefferson's group warre hive users
"Lynne-  Happy to hear about your interest in the Warre. I'm here in Albuquerque (Downtown) and would be happy to show you my hives (Warre's) This will only be my 3rd season but do have some experience.  Let me know if you're…"
May 6, 2016

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About me:
The name of my urban homestead is "7 Heavenly Hens GARDEN". We grow a variety of fruits , vegetables and flowers and raise chickens. Honey bees are now part of the GARDEN.
I started with my first hive in August 2014 - my warrre hive was gifted to me and so was my 1st colony (from a cut-out).
My 1st hive is a Warre . My approach to beekeeping is a natural/sustainable and holistic one. I plan to add two more Warre hives during the spring of 2015.
My bee hives are primarily located here (ZIP code):
87102

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Bee hives / garden tour for 2017

Are there any plans for another bee hive / garden tour for 2017 ?

~Sam

Posted on May 17, 2017 at 7:54am — 1 Comment

Review / recommend this book ?

Can anyone recommend/comment on the book "The Practical Beekeeper, Beekeeping Naturally" ?

I have come across the book and associated website. I'm new to beekeeping - plan to start hives in the spring of 2015, so I'm trying to locate good sources of reading material.

Thanks - Sam

Posted on January 28, 2014 at 8:07pm

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At 2:21pm on May 3, 2017, Jeremy Nelson said…

Sam-

I left a comment somewhere and not sure where so I am doing it again. I needed some feedback on these top bars- pine_warre_top_bars_ea5ae41a-c67f-4ca0-a3a5-e213ec47f4d2_2000x.jpg

Do I need to wax them or will they be ok without in my warre? 

At 4:49pm on March 23, 2015, M. & T. Stallard said…

Hello Sam,

Thank you again for showing us your hive and letting us share in your inspection.  Thank  you also for the starters, I am very excited to get them in the ground.

Thank you,

Mike and Tina Stallard

At 8:52am on January 12, 2015, Ed Costanza said…

Hi Sam,

I am changing he beekeeping class from the 1st to the 8th.  I hope this is not a problem for you

Ed

505-286-4843

www.nmhoney.com

At 10:08am on July 22, 2014, Christina Parlapiano said…

Hi Sam!

It was great meeting you and your family Sunday.  I really enjoyed talking with you and seeing your chickens and garden.  I was thinking, I don't know if I will get around to keeping bees in the Warre and if you would like it it is yours.  It does need work as it came unassembled, but I would rather see it go to someone who will use it as opposed to just sitting in my yard until I get around to it.  Let me know if you would want it.

Take Care,

Christina

 
 
 

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