Southern New Mexico Beekeepers


Southern New Mexico Beekeepers

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Latest Activity: 9 hours ago

Another petition

Here is another petition from Credo, I don’t see a conflict in signing two petitions, we sure could use the pressure.

My bees thank you!


Discussion Forum

New to beekeeping

Hello everyone, I'm happy to announce my new found hobby. I've web interested for years and now have time/space to get it going. I normally use reclaimed materials and hand make everything, adds a…Continue

Started by Jason Patton yesterday.

Dog Canyon 1 Reply

Has anyone got the bees in Dog Canyon yet? If not, I will go. Claude Claflin 575-430-2911Continue

Started by Claude Claflin. Last reply by Rob Shepler on Tuesday.

Swarm 7 Replies

A student told me this morning that there was a swarm around one of her trees yesterday afternoon, and they were still there this morning, and they settled on the tree a bit later. I'm too new to…Continue

Started by Gloria Villaverde. Last reply by Paul McCarty Apr 17.

New Hive 1 Reply


Started by Kevin W. Thatcher. Last reply by Paul McCarty Apr 10.

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Comment by Rob Shepler 9 hours ago

Swarm in Alamo, Deb Mauger, 575-437-0393. Post if you are going for it!

Comment by Richard Berg 12 hours ago

Has anyone used this software package?

Comment by Jeanne Kjos yesterday

Is anybody interested in car-pooling to go to either of the upcoming top bar lectures/field practicums?  Dr. Wyatt Mangum in Mora on June 7th or Les Crowder on May31/June 1 near Taos?

Comment by Richard Berg on Monday

Not much blooming here either. Probably I will be feeding until the mesquite blooms, then afterwards if they need it to build foundation in the medium supers.

Comment by Paul McCarty on Monday
I have seen quite a few things blooming, but up in the pines there isn't much forage. Keep feeding until they don't take it.
Comment by Joel Fyock on Sunday

Howdy beekeepers, I got my bees installed in 2 Langstroth hive approx 3 weeks ago. They're looking good with 4-5 frames of brood and honey (not sure about pollen, but one hives been eating up the pollen patties the other very little). I've taken away the sugar water for last 3 days (unlimited to that point), to see if they'd get out and forage (they seem to be very active now) and to replace entrance feeders with hive top feeders.  What I'm wondering is since I'm at 7,300' (ponderosa belt), should I keep feeding for a while (3-5 weeks) until I'm sure that nectar producing plants are established? Our Apples should start blooming in next week, for reference to plants breaking dormancy. 

Comment by W.C. Arnold Jr. on Sunday

Okay,  my wife is retiring at the end of this school year from teaching and her new hobby is photography and videography.  She posted this beekeeping video on youtube for fun.

Just paste the following link or go to Youtube and search for

Bees. Take One!

Comment by W.C. Arnold Jr. on Sunday

I have been reading up on observation hives and I decided to model after a nuc box.  Here is my first attempt.  the plexi-glass top will be vented with screened holes.  My plan is that none of them will be flying around on the outside of the box.

Comment by Paul McCarty on Sunday

Are you going to leave them sealed off or will they be flying?

Comment by W.C. Arnold Jr. on Sunday

I'm not sure what I'm stepping into.  I'm building a plexi-glass nuc box some people can see the bees and getting a few posters printed at staples on bees.  We'll see how it goes.


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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.


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