Albuquerque Beekeepers

Urban beekeeping in New Mexico's largest city.

Steve Ver Helst
  • Male
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • United States
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Steve Ver Helst might attend Carolyn Hammack's event
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NMBKA Certified Beekeepers Apprentice Program – 2017 at Open Space Visitor Center

April 1, 2017 from 9am to 3:15pm
APPLY ONLINE NOW!  Classes begin on 4/1/17The Certified Beekeepers Apprentice Program is organized through the New Mexico Beekeepers Association in cooperation with the City of Albuquerque. This comprehensive program provides quality education on backyard beekeeping in the context of responsible urban farming. Classes are taught by recognized, expert New Mexico beekeepers and include supervised, hands-on lessons, using top-bar and Langstroth honeybee hives. As part of the program, students…See More
Mar 11, 2017
Steve Ver Helst is attending Carolyn Hammack's event
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July Mentoring Session at the Open Space Visitor Center Bee Yard at Open Space Visitor Center Bee Yard

July 9, 2016 from 10am to 12pm
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. 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 pants, long-sleeved shirt, and avoid…See More
Jul 5, 2016
Steve Ver Helst commented on Jefferson's group Topbar hive users.
"Dawn bailed me out today - major league - Cooperstown! My bee experience is limited - single topbar hive last season that overwintered into spring with substantial honey. I thought all was well since bees were entering the hive packed with pollen on…"
May 6, 2016
Steve Ver Helst left a comment for Dawn Crocetti
"Dawn, the ladies could use your help again this year ... the sooner the better please."
May 5, 2016
Steve Ver Helst is attending Carolyn Hammack's event
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May Mentoring Session at the Open Space Visitor Center Bee Yard at Open Space Visitor Center Bee Yard

May 14, 2016 from 10am to 12pm
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. First come, first served. If you can't make it, kindly remove your name so the next person in the list can attend. The mentor event will take place at the Open Space Visitor Center from 10 am to Noon.See More
Apr 21, 2016
Steve Ver Helst commented on Jefferson's group Topbar hive users.
"Hi Dawn, two items please: 1) Last Fall, during your mentoring visit to my hive, gifted me a quart of honey that I think I was supposed to feed the hive over the winter. Another bee expert advised never to feed fluid honey due to the threat of…"
Jan 25, 2016
Steve Ver Helst commented on Jefferson's group Topbar hive users.
"Last year was my first as a beekeeper.  I thank Jason for the craftsmanship of his hive and Dawn for her mentorship of my fledgling efforts.  Since it appears the bees have survived (thus far) despite my rookie errors, I'll expand the…"
Jan 19, 2016
Steve Ver Helst joined Jefferson's group
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Topbar hive users.

This group is for people who are interested in learning more about topbar beekeeping.See More
Jan 19, 2016
Steve Ver Helst commented on Carolyn Hammack's event July Mentoring at the Open Space Visitor Center
"Please include my spouse, Hope, as well.  Thank you."
Jun 27, 2015
Steve Ver Helst is attending Carolyn Hammack's event
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July Mentoring at the Open Space Visitor Center at Open Space Visitor Center Bee Yard

July 18, 2015 from 10am to 12pm
Join ABQ Beeks mentors and experienced beekeepers to learn how to work both Langstroth and Top Bar hives at the Open Space Group Bee Yard. It's FREE! We only have room for 13 beeks per yard visit, so make sure 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. The mentor event will take place at the Open Space Visitor Center from 10 am to Noon.See More
Jun 27, 2015
Steve Ver Helst is attending Carolyn Hammack's event
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June Mentoring at the Open Space Visitor Center Bee Yard at Open Space Visitor Center Bee Yard

June 20, 2015 from 10am to 12pm
Join ABQ Beeks mentors and experienced beekeepers to learn how to work both Langstroth and Top Bar hives at the Open Space Group Bee Yard. It's FREE! We only have room for 13 beeks per yard visit, so make sure 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. The mentor event will take place at the Open Space Visitor Center from 10 am to Noon.See More
Jun 6, 2015
Steve Ver Helst replied to Steve Burton's discussion Local Top Bar Starter Nuc Hives for Sale.
"I'd like a nuc please. Steve Ver Helst 505-553-2838 sverhelst3@comcast.net"
Jun 6, 2015
Steve Ver Helst is attending Carolyn Hammack's event
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ABQ Beeks March Meeting at Bosque School, Budaghers Hall

March 12, 2015 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Catching Swarms and Springtime Splits! Bees, bees, and more free, local bees!Join Us!See More
Mar 8, 2015
Steve Ver Helst is now a member of Albuquerque Beekeepers
Mar 5, 2015

Profile Information

About me:
retired: former USMC, ANG, Delta Air Lines, attorney
I use the following type of bee hives:
Top bar
My bee hives are primarily located here (ZIP code):
87122
How best to reach me (Public email or phone)
sverhelst3@comcast.net

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