Southern New Mexico Beekeepers


Southern New Mexico Beekeepers

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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

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 on Friday.

New Hive 1 Reply


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

Pics of bees and Bloosoms


Started by Kevin W. Thatcher Apr 10.

Is tipping necessary? 2 Replies

I asked Rob a question today he didn't have an answer for so I'm putting it out to the group.I was asked by a potential land owning bee landlord if there was any honey in it for him? I really didn't…Continue

Started by Kenneth Lee Henderson. Last reply by Paul McCarty Apr 7.

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Comment by Paul McCarty 5 hours ago
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 18 hours ago

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. 21 hours ago

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. yesterday

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 yesterday

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

Comment by W.C. Arnold Jr. yesterday

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.

Comment by Rob Shepler yesterday

Thank you for stepping up for the Earth Day presentation Bill!

Comment by W.C. Arnold Jr. on Saturday
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.
Comment by Kenneth Lee Henderson on Saturday

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 since I am in Dog Canyon.

I have lots of places I can put bees just short of housing right now.

Comment by Rob Shepler on Friday

DOG CANYON  cutout or trap out opportunity. Jody Collins at 437-1355. Post if you are going!


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