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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.

https://act.credoaction.com/campaign/efsa_bees/?p=efsa_bees&rc=chaser&r=6996345&id=54325-5812978-E9pvcxx

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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 20 hours ago.

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.

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

Pics of bees and Bloosoms

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Comment by Rob Shepler on August 9, 2012 at 9:03am

Thank you for your kindness, Jessie, Dianna and Laura. I appreciate it very much.

Comment by Laura Weaver on August 9, 2012 at 7:15am

Rob, sorry to hear of the loss. On the positive side whoever you did the cut out for learned there is an option outside of poison for getting bees removed from their property.  Also, we have been hauling bees for decades and have heat kill, it is easy to happen.  Bees can melt down quickly.  We use a deep hive body with a screened lid and screened bottom board (we call them screen hives) to haul ~ 10 lb of bees at a time.  Thanks for doing all you do for the bees!

Comment by Paul McCarty on August 8, 2012 at 6:48pm

I do not like to transport bees in the vac. I have a screened box I use for that. Actually, it is my trap hive I use for that - it is designed for dual purpose function. Sorry to here it.

I have two bee removals tomorrow I am going to scout out. One sounds like a loser, the other sounds pretty decent - and mountain ferals too just like I am looking for. Will definitely need someplace away from my desert mutts of suspect origin to keep them.

Comment by Diana Calkins on August 8, 2012 at 4:07pm

Sorry to hear it, Rob.  I can only imagine how upsetting this was for you.

Comment by Jessie Brown on August 8, 2012 at 3:34pm

Oh Rob, that is terrible news, but it could have happened to any of us! So sorry for your loss.

That's the beauty of the clear tupperwear vacuum, you can see the bees all the time and check how they are doing. I've been having problems with suction lately.... so my vacuum isn't perfect by any means. http://bylers.tripod.com/beevac.htm for the tupperwear vac plans.

Comment by Rob Shepler on August 8, 2012 at 3:11pm

The purpose of this forum is to learn from each others successes and failures.  It is certainly a lot more fun to share successes, today I had a failure.

 

I went back down to El   Paso today to do the cutout that James posted. It was a beautiful vivid colony that had been there for quite a while and it was very big. My bee vacuum is a little 5 gallon job that did great on about 7 pounds of bees a week ago, on this hive I ended up with at least 15 pounds and they smothered to death on the way home. Heartbreaking, too many bees.

 

In retrospect I should have had a second vacuum, or a way to give them better ventilation. I know that Jessie Brown has a bee vacuum design that probably would have worked in this case. Ventilation is key in keeping them from overheating.

 

It is ironic that because this colony was so strong, it did not survive. In my innocence I went to save the bees, and in my ignorance I killed them. Ouch.

Comment by Kevin Schwebel on August 6, 2012 at 9:38pm

Paul, I don't have any yet, but am working  on it as soon as some equipment comes in.  Will keep you posted.  I don't have any use for more queens at the moment, but if I get viable cells you're welcome to some.

Comment by Paul McCarty on August 6, 2012 at 8:24pm

I do not have any waiting, no. I really want some cells and he does not seem to offer those.

Comment by Rob Shepler on August 6, 2012 at 7:22pm

I am going to go look at that hive tomorrow, it is near Anthony. Does Sr. Paez have any queens I could pick up for you?

Comment by Paul McCarty on August 6, 2012 at 5:29pm

By the way, I have some queen assassinations planned - anybody have any queen cells from nice bees?

 

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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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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

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Phill Remick, memberatlarge1@nmbeekeepers.org

Taylor Horst, memberatlarge2@nmbeekeepers.org

 

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