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!


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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 Rob Shepler on October 1, 2012 at 7:51pm

I love your posts James! Thank you for wondeerful humor, sure is fun to read. Sure am sorry to hear that you lost your girl!

Comment by James H DAWDY on October 1, 2012 at 7:03pm

FYI- I moved my hives to a beeyard south of town.  MUCH more buildup, and they are working those little yellow flowers you see alongside the road (mustard weed?) heavily.  I think there just isn't the necessary forage here in the middle of town.

Comment by James H DAWDY on October 1, 2012 at 7:02pm

Sigh.  They killed the queen.  But there are at least a half dozen queen cells formed, so I guess the girls are having a moment of revolutionary fervor and overthrowing the puppet dictator for a leader raised from the working class.

Comment by James H DAWDY on October 1, 2012 at 9:48am

Just saw this on craigslist:
I have 75 full beehives for sale. They are complete with 1 feeder box and 8 frames each. Will sell in lots of 25. Bees are healthy are producing honey.
I am selling them for $225 per hive.
Please contact Edward at 575-405-7951

Comment by Paul McCarty on September 29, 2012 at 8:32pm

On a different note... just tallied up my feral removals for the season - looks like 17 so far - 18 counting the tree I will be attempting tommorrow, mostly to save them from imminent doom.

Also funny how 1/3rd of my removals absconded. Sort of shows you the odds we are dealing with.

Comment by Rob Shepler on September 28, 2012 at 4:31pm

GREAT story James!

Comment by Diana Calkins on September 28, 2012 at 2:23pm

Wonderful description, James!  I could see the whole circus in my head.  LOL!

Comment by James H DAWDY on September 28, 2012 at 12:56pm

My adventure in how NOT to requeen your hive:*NOT*-to-requeen-a-hive&p=853510#post853510

Comment by Rob Shepler on September 23, 2012 at 9:29pm

Here is a chance to speak out on Honey Bee Health with the EPA. This is a petiion to ban neonicotinoids as other countries have done.

Please sign up and re-post if you will, stand up for what you feel is right. 

Comment by Betsy Shepler on September 17, 2012 at 5:31am

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