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 3 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 yesterday.

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 Kenneth Lee Henderson on Saturday

I've got to make some bases and tops before I commit to any more bees. I have only 2 hive boxes left also and one is going to the cutout on Casa Bonita so I need to make boxes as well.

Perhaps by next week some time I can help with these bees since I am in Dog Canyon.

I have lots of places I can put bees just short of housing right now.

Comment by Rob Shepler on Friday

DOG CANYON  cutout or trap out opportunity. Jody Collins at 437-1355. Post if you are going!

Comment by Paul McCarty on April 16, 2014 at 9:15pm

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. on April 16, 2014 at 8:25pm

Hang in there Mrs. Calkins.

Comment by Diana Calkins on April 16, 2014 at 8:17pm

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

Comment by W.C. Arnold Jr. on April 16, 2014 at 7:49pm

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. on April 16, 2014 at 5:26pm
On my way over there.
Comment by Rob Shepler on April 16, 2014 at 5:22pm

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 April 13, 2014 at 7:25pm

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 April 13, 2014 at 6:44pm

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.


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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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