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Enrollment is now open for the 2014 Certified Beeks Program- Albuquerque

Register Now before April 18, 2014 at Certified Beeks


2014 North to South NM Pollinator Benefit Lecture Series: ONLINE REGISTRATION OPEN!

The Rocky  Mountain Survivor Queenbee Cooperative is pleased to present an extensive lecture series for NM enthusiasts. There are three renowned bee scientists participating in 7 lectures and 2 field practicums. 



Posted by Rocky Mountain Survivor Queenbee on April 9, 2014 at 8:29pm

You’re invited to send in your application for…

The Certified Beekeepers Apprentice Program

The Certified Beekeepers Apprentice program, new in 2014, is organized through the New Mexico Beekeepers Association in cooperation with the City of Albuquerque. This…


Posted by Mike Fickling on March 24, 2014 at 12:18pm

Mark Carroll's, USDA Research Entomologist, Presentations

Mark Carroll, Research Entomologist with the Carl Hayden Bee Research Center in Tucson, AZ has graciously shared his slides from his presentations at the 2014 NM Beekeepers Association Annual Meeting. …


Posted by Info NM Beekeepers Association on February 11, 2014 at 8:30pm


This can bee a hard time for a beekeeper. We watch as sometimes our strongest hives die, and weak ones survive and there is nothing we can do to change the whims of mother nature. Just remember how it was in late summer when the garden was going…


Posted by Mike Fickling on February 1, 2014 at 8:12am

North American Beekeeping Conference and Tradeshow - Bees on the Bayou, Recap

I just recently attended the American Beekeeping Federation conference “Bees on the Bayou,” as the New Mexico Delegate and wanted to share a slice of the information I learned from the talks I sat…

Posted by Jessie Brown on January 17, 2014 at 7:57pm

Read this interesting article by Phill Remick in Walter Kelley Jan Newsletter

I just read a very interesting article by Phill Remick in the Walter Kelley newsletter.

It's a good article--you won't believe how much beekeeping has changed in the last 20-30 years!

Be sure to read it!…


Posted by Maria Cruz on January 8, 2014 at 3:29pm


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The New Mexico Beekeepers Association is a non-profit organization of private beekeepers, commercial beekeepers, persons interested in promoting the importance of the honey bee in the environment, and businesses related to the honey industry. Representing all regions of New Mexico, the Association maintains a close affiliation with the State of New Mexico's Department of Agriculture. Membership in the Association is open to all interested persons.


2014 Association Officers

President: Jessie Brown, president@nmbeekeepers.org

Vice President: Craig Noorlander, vicepresident@nmbeekeepers.org

Secretary: Mike Fickling, secretary@nmbeekeepers.org

Treasurer: D.J. Nickles, treasurer@nmbeekeepers.org


Phill Remick, memberatlarge1@nmbeekeepers.org

Taylor Horst, memberatlarge2@nmbeekeepers.org


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W.C. Arnold Jr. commented on Rob Shepler's group Southern New Mexico Beekeepers
"I can go get them, but I want to give others the opportunity first. I have a bee presentation at the ccollege in Alamogordo for earth day on Tuesday. Then I have a presentation at la Luz elementary on May 2nd. Any ideas from you fellow beekeepers."
1 hour ago
Kenneth Lee Henderson commented on Rob Shepler's group Southern New Mexico Beekeepers
"I've got to make some bases and tops before I commit to any more bees. I have only 2 hive boxes left also and one is going to the cutout on Casa Bonita so I need to make boxes as well. Perhaps by next week some time I can help with these bees…"
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Rob Shepler commented on Rob Shepler's group Southern New Mexico Beekeepers
"DOG CANYON  cutout or trap out opportunity. Jody Collins at 437-1355. Post if you are going! "
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Paul McCarty replied to Gloria Villaverde's discussion Swarm in the group Southern New Mexico Beekeepers
"That is why I have so many foundationless frames, and so many long hives. "
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Annual Field Day at Hays Honey Apple Farm

May 10, 2014 from 9am to 4pm
Ken Hays will hold his annual Field Day on Saturday, May 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hays Honey Apple Farm in Bosque Farms, NM.  Cost is $10, to cover the cost of table, chair and port-a-potty rental.  Basic beekeeping in the morning, pot luck…See More
Rob Shepler replied to Gloria Villaverde's discussion Swarm in the group Southern New Mexico Beekeepers
"Paul had an idea about using hardware cloth stapled to a bar and bent into a "C" shape and it works ok. An empty lang frame is much easier."
W.C. Arnold Jr. replied to Gloria Villaverde's discussion Swarm in the group Southern New Mexico Beekeepers
"I will, thanks.  I learning that I'm not a spring chicken anymore.  I will let you know how it goes.  I know you can put a swarm in a top bar hive but how do you put a removal with comb in a top bar hive.  Last week Jeanne…"

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