Albuquerque Beekeepers

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Sigrid Blom
  • Female
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • United States
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  • Jens Deichmann

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Jens Deichmann left a comment for Sigrid Blom
"I think the best way to manage a hot hive is to replace the queen. On the other hand, it may not be a lot of fun digging into an aggressive hive to find the queen. Maybe best to catch a swarm. I've always had good luck with them.  Jens"
May 2
Sigrid Blom commented on Abq Beeks's event May ABQ Beeks Meeting
"Will the montly Beeks meetings be on Tuesday from here out?"
May 1
Sigrid Blom left a comment for Jens Deichmann
"Hi there! I totally understand the Got Busy! We sure are that too!  Our bees have collapsed over winter, we have none right now. But, I'm working on getting the hives filled again. We do have a beautiful wild bee hive in one of our really…"
May 1
Jens Deichmann left a comment for Sigrid Blom
"Hi Sigrid.  Thanks for your note.  I've not been active in the association and have not had active hives for a few years.  Just got too busy to do right by them.   I have, however, been thinking of catching a swarm if…"
Apr 27
Sigrid Blom replied to Sigrid Blom's discussion Dead Hive Clean Up in the group Topbar hive users.
"Got it!  Now, I contacted my friend and she said that there were no dead bees anywhere. Since I'm brand new, I don't know why this happens (yet). She says it's probably collapse. There were honey combs left as well as the other…"
Apr 24
Mark Sommer replied to Sigrid Blom's discussion Dead Hive Clean Up in the group Topbar hive users.
"Two things. Freezing will kill wax moth larvae/eggs When I say get rid of, I mean don’t use it in the hive. The wax is perfectly good to melt out of the comb. Old comb can have accumulated contamination which isn’t good for the bees."
Apr 24
Sigrid Blom replied to Sigrid Blom's discussion Dead Hive Clean Up in the group Topbar hive users.
"I haven't had a chance yet, since replying to your comment, to go out to the hives and have a look myself, but I contacted my friend who was taking care of the bees and she said that it looked like collapse. No dead bees anywhere."
Apr 24
Sigrid Blom joined David Lopez's group
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South West Albuquerque Beeks

Beekeepers helping beekeepers and educating our neighbors in the South West Albuquerque area.See More
Apr 24
Sigrid Blom commented on Abq Beeks's event May ABQ Beeks Meeting
"Are the meetings going to be on Tuesdays now? I think they used to be on Thursdays, no?"
Apr 24
Sigrid Blom might attend Abq Beeks's event

May ABQ Beeks Meeting at Budagher Hall at Bosque School

May 8, 2018 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
BEE AWARE:  This is the 2nd Tuesday of May.Steve Baca, works for agricultural department of NM, the Albuquerque district office, will speak about Drift Watch and the impact of herbicide and pesticide application on our bees.John Feuerherd, will present the anticipated results of our 2017/2018 hive surveys.Marlene Brown, will demonstrate how to split your hives for both topbar and Langstroth.  She will also demonstrate how to safely add bees to your hive using newspaper.Please bring pens and…See More
Apr 24
Sigrid Blom replied to Sigrid Blom's discussion Dead Hive Clean Up in the group Topbar hive users.
"Thanks, Mark. I don't know why they died. I will try to find out. My friend treated them for varroa a few years ago (maybe 3, I don't recall). Before that, they were strong and we were splitting. We think he did it wrong/too much. Ever…"
Apr 24
Mark Sommer replied to Sigrid Blom's discussion Dead Hive Clean Up in the group Topbar hive users.
"Do you know what happened to the bees that were there?  Disease?  If they died because of foul brood or something serious, you might want to torch the inside of the hives.  If not, just clean them out and move them.  Try to find…"
Apr 24
Sigrid Blom added a discussion to the group Topbar hive users.
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Dead Hive Clean Up

The hives on my property (which were attended to by a friend) have died. We have removed the old comb and honey before the robber bees could get to it. I will be taking over (for the first time ever) as beekeep. What else is there that I want to do in order to move new bees in? And can I now move the hives to a more optimal place on my property now that there are no bees currently living in the hives?See More
Apr 24
Sigrid Blom might attend Abq Beeks's event
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ABQ Beeks March Meeting at Bosque School, Budaghers Hall

March 1, 2018 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Join us for the March 1st meeting-Catching Swarms video with TJ Carr-When to open hives after our weird winter????-Mite power point-Demonstration sugar shake for assessing mite count-Foraging plants for spring plantingsSee More
Feb 25
Sigrid Blom joined chantal's group
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Candlemakers

This is an example group. Create one of your own! Ideas include: beekeepers in the Valley, Top Bar beekeepers, Beeks using only Integrated Pest Management and more... It's up to you!
Sep 5, 2017
Sigrid Blom joined Raymond Espinoza's group
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Natural BeeKeeping

Tells us about your efforts to keep bees in a Natural environment, share ideas, and methodology and purpose. If your walking the talk this is where you can strut your walk... Bashing, rudeness and negativity is not allowed, this is about fostering our HoneyBees in the best possible environment, purist and beginners are welcome, Share your best natural beekeeping practices. See More
Sep 5, 2017

Profile Information

About me:
I'm a NewBeek in the Pajarito neighborhood. 2018 is my first year. We used to have hives on our property, tended solely by a friend, that all died over the winter. I will be started from scratch and look forward to getting zen with my girls.
I use the following type of bee hives:
Top bar
My bee hives are primarily located here (ZIP code):
87105
How best to reach me (Public email or phone)
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At 10:05pm on May 2, 2018, Jens Deichmann said…

I think the best way to manage a hot hive is to replace the queen. On the other hand, it may not be a lot of fun digging into an aggressive hive to find the queen. Maybe best to catch a swarm. I've always had good luck with them. 

Jens

At 11:08am on April 27, 2018, Jens Deichmann said…

Hi Sigrid.  Thanks for your note.  I've not been active in the association and have not had active hives for a few years.  Just got too busy to do right by them.  

I have, however, been thinking of catching a swarm if the opportunity were to arise.  I've noticed not too many pollinators in the area this Spring.  

How are your bees doing?

Jens

 
 
 

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