Southern New Mexico Beekeepers


Southern New Mexico Beekeepers

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Latest Activity: 6 minutes ago

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 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.

Southern NM Hive Count 25 Replies

In another forum, Paul put out the question, "So how many hives everybody going into winter with?"  This is a great question and a means to get some stats for our area?So beeks in southern NM, how…Continue

Started by Diana Calkins. Last reply by Paul McCarty Mar 22.

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Comment by Paul McCarty 6 minutes ago

Must be the swarm I had a message about - good thing someone is getting them, my "vacancy" sign is off for the time being.

Comment by W.C. Arnold Jr. 55 minutes ago

Hang in there Mrs. Calkins.

Comment by Diana Calkins 1 hour ago

Swarm fail.  The swarm we caught Sunday morning decided to leave us today.  Well damn.

Comment by W.C. Arnold Jr. 1 hour ago

Claude and I arrived at the house and the bees were actually going into the soffit.  They had clumped around the soffit and brick where they had found a hole to enter through.  we are going back tomorrow to try and vacuum them out.

Comment by W.C. Arnold Jr. 3 hours ago
On my way over there.
Comment by Rob Shepler 3 hours ago

Swarm in Alamo! 601 Monroe, contact Robin Rodriquez at 575-491-5702.

They are on the side of a house near the roofline, swarm about the size of a football.

Post if you are going after them! 

Comment by W.C. Arnold Jr. on Monday

Jeanne Kjos and I removed a very nice and large hive today in Alamogordo.  I hope she had fun.  Here is the hive in their new home.  This hive actually split yesterday, but we didn't find the other swarming half yet.  Jeanne is vacuuming up the bees in this picture.  It was a learning experience for both of us.

Comment by Diana Calkins on Monday

Well...Robert just reminded me that we did see two queen cells on April 3, but I thought they were old ones from the fall that hadn't been reworked.  NOW I know better.

Comment by Paul McCarty on Sunday

I had a hive throw an overcrowding swarm last week. They were queenless and raising a new queen too. Sometimes it happens. Mine flew off - Cie la vie!

Comment by Diana Calkins on Sunday

Well damn.  Did a split on hive #1 on March 30.  Checked it on April 3 and went through the entire brood nest; saw no queen cells.  And today they are SWARMING!!!  I'm stuck in the house with stuff in the oven so Robert is going to do his best to capture it.  At the top it is about 6" wide.  The length is more than 2 feet.  

Hoping it goes better than the attempt last September. 


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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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