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

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 23 hours ago.

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 Phill Remick on February 15, 2013 at 5:51pm

Hi Diana,

Elm in bloom now, so depending on amount of forage your bees have access to u may not need to provide additional substitute. Once temps overnight stay above freezing, so that moisture won't condense inside the hive you may want to consider feeding. I'm in the North valley of Abq so you folks are a bit ahead of us..


Comment by Diana Calkins on February 15, 2013 at 4:52pm

That's what I am thinking.  Any idea what kind of pollen they are bringing in?  Someone on the NMBA facebook page thought it could be Siberian elm.  Lots of elm trees around here, but the type...who knows.

Comment by Paul McCarty on February 15, 2013 at 4:31pm

Most of the time the bees don't need our help.

Comment by Diana Calkins on February 15, 2013 at 4:27pm

Mixing up some for my bees tomorrow.  But I wonder, since they have begun to bring in pollen (very light colored, not white but creamy) should I just let nature take its course?  Could they be providing enough food for themselves?

Comment by James H DAWDY on February 15, 2013 at 1:36pm

I mixed up a bag of pollen sub -soy flour and bakers yeast- and put it on top of the hive.  Man...they have gone through about half a sandwich bag in just a couple of days.

Comment by Rob Shepler on February 12, 2013 at 3:50am

Some of each, I have gone with mostly topbar.

Comment by Phill Remick on February 11, 2013 at 7:17pm

Hey Rob,

You told me I forgot :{  do u run TBH's or Langstroth.  It isn't a trick question, just curious

Comment by Rob Shepler on February 11, 2013 at 6:57pm

Welcome Phill Remick of New Bee Rescue!

Comment by Phill Remick on February 11, 2013 at 6:51pm

I have been wanting to join your group for a very long time!

Comment by Paul McCarty on February 8, 2013 at 12:04pm

I overwinter nucs and nuc sized hives all the time. Not really that hard. I have several single 8 frame deeps that I overwintered this year that had 3-4 frames of bees and they usually do OK if you give them access to food (candy bricks). They usually do make the best hives. I make lot's of splits around mid-summer and these normally become my big hives the next year. That's what happened with those bees you got from me. I was swimming in bees after making splits and doing removals.


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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.


2014 Association Officers

President: Jessie Brown,

Vice President: Craig Noorlander,

Secretary: Mike Fickling,

Treasurer: D.J. Nickles,


Phill Remick,

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