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 6 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 Rob Shepler 5 hours ago.

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 Rob Shepler on May 4, 2012 at 3:55pm

Hi Paul! High Rolls is getting to bee the Meca of the Sacramento Beekeepers. I met a man this morning named Jim O'Connor that is setting up his first two hives. Welcome to our little group!

Comment by Paul McCarty on May 4, 2012 at 2:43pm

Hello to all! High Rolls checking in here. Started with three, now have 8 working hives with more to be come.

Comment by Rob Shepler on May 4, 2012 at 11:35am

I am hoping that it keeps raining and you bring full hives back when you come!

Comment by Kent Huisingh on May 4, 2012 at 10:45am

It is raining about everyday in IL so the corn planting is going slow.  On the rain days I have been making bee hives.  So far a full size one and two half size ones.  Question is "How plumb and level do the hives have to be when setup in the field?"  I have the half size ones setup in the field with lemon oil scent and lure.  But the swarm season really does not start until June in IL.  But am ready just in case.

Comment by Diana Calkins on May 3, 2012 at 4:23pm

I haven't read the book but have looked through it.  It isn't the best organized book (not index in the back) but the information is pretty good.  Robert is getting a lot of information from it.  I'll start reading it after the Farmers' Market gets up and running.

Comment by Patricia Drake on May 3, 2012 at 3:32pm

I have not bought Michael Bush's book yet but plan to get it. I am still waiting on the Fish and Game agent to call me back about securing the bee yard from predators (bears mainly). In the meantime I am pricing materials for enclosing the yard. 

Comment by Rob Shepler on May 1, 2012 at 7:15pm


Comment by Kevin Creamer on May 1, 2012 at 6:45pm

I found a cool video about pollinators that you guys might find interesting. Bees are only a short part, but the whole thing is beautiful. It makes me want to plant more flowers.It looks like it was part of a TED talk, but I'm not sure which one.

Comment by Diana Calkins on May 1, 2012 at 5:24pm

Robert and I want to go and am waiting to see the final information on the visit.  Love his website!  So much so that I bought the book.  Robert has been reading it through. It's worth the $$$.

Comment by Rob Shepler on May 1, 2012 at 5:00pm

I have been working my way through his website, really good stuff. I would sure love to see him.


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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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