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 Rob Shepler on March 14, 2013 at 3:27pm

Jim is the man with the list!

Sign me up Jim! And thanks for offering to be the fence man.


Comment by Paul McCarty on March 14, 2013 at 2:04pm

Well sign me up! I need at least one.

Comment by James G. Blackburn II on March 14, 2013 at 1:34pm

Just got off the phone with Jerry Radcliff (NM Game & Fish). He has requested that we NOT call him, but he confirms he has some units available for our southern area. He requests that we collect names/addresses for those wanting to receive a Bear unit at the meeting on the 23rd of March and forward that him the following week. Either Rob or I will gather the names and contact Jerry on the following Monday. Jerry Radcliff will make ONE trip south and deliver the units in early April as his schedule allows.

Comment by Paul McCarty on March 14, 2013 at 11:17am

Thanks Rob!

Comment by Rob Shepler on March 14, 2013 at 11:01am

I just talked with Jerry Radcliff of New Mexico Game and Fish, he has BEAR FENCES for those that need them. His number is 575-586-2116

Comment by Paul McCarty on March 13, 2013 at 3:23pm

I gave up screened bottoms. I simply use a series of 76mm screened vents. The screened bottoms seem to be dust collectors in the desert, and allow too much cold in during our windy winters.

 I personally feel genetics and management style makes a bigger impact on parasites than screened bottoms. Just my opinion.

Comment by James H DAWDY on March 13, 2013 at 2:55pm

Screened top/bottom boards:  Do you use them in the summer?  Do you think it makes a difference?

Comment by Paul McCarty on March 9, 2013 at 5:59pm

It might be easier to suck them up in the dark  - if you can reach them and not kill yourself on the ladder. Use a red flashlight.

Comment by Rob Shepler on March 9, 2013 at 1:25pm

A cute video on swarm capture. Wait till dark to move them! Some of the bees are out looking for a new home if you move them in the day.

Comment by James H DAWDY on March 6, 2013 at 3:05pm

Finally.  I was beginning to wonder if I had a failing queen, because I had not seen eggs, just a couple of patches of capped brood a little smaller than the palm of my hand.  But when I checked today, there were eggs in most of the cells- although a lot of the rest of the cells were full of syrup, so I'm not doing any more feeding.  Also some some drone brood.  I guess Her Highness has officially decreed that spring is here.


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