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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.

https://act.credoaction.com/campaign/efsa_bees/?p=efsa_bees&rc=chaser&r=6996345&id=54325-5812978-E9pvcxx

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

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Started by Kevin W. Thatcher. Last reply by Paul McCarty Apr 10.

Pics of bees and Bloosoms

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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 Kenneth Lee Henderson on February 4, 2014 at 10:47am

I am running an entrance type feeder for my wild bees and I have noticed a bit of diversity in the visitors.

Some have a completely black abdomen tip (where the stinger is), some just a very small bit of black at the end, stripes of varying numbers and widths, different colorations, and differing lengths of abdomen.

Paul and others, what am I seeing in these differences? Different genetic makeups? Different species of bees?

Comment by Diana Calkins on February 3, 2014 at 5:32pm

Good to hear, James D!

Comment by James H DAWDY on February 3, 2014 at 4:28pm

Checked my hives- both of them doing very well.  Surprised me a bit, as I doubted they would make it through winter.  Put some honey and Ultrabee on them.

Comment by Rob Shepler on January 30, 2014 at 1:49pm

Got a call from Dave at Tularosa Vineyards and he is looking for some honey to sell in his showroom. If you have some to sell and would like a showroom, contact him at wine@nmex.com 

Comment by Rob Shepler on January 30, 2014 at 11:12am

I spoke to Gerry Radcliff of NM Game and Fish, he is planning on bringing bear fences down the first week of March.

The bear fence list that went around the room at the last seminar never made it back to me, if you want a fence BE SURE that I have your name!

He will have two options this year, a 150 foot length and a 100 foot length. 

I asked him about the warm weather and he said bears normally will graze on grass for about a month after hibernation and should not be looking for protein for a while. The bears will not be looking for bees before March according to him. I hope he is right.

Comment by Diana Calkins on January 26, 2014 at 2:29pm

Sure, anytime Bill. Send me a message as this venue is open to the world.

Comment by W.C. Arnold Jr. on January 26, 2014 at 11:51am
Diana, I would like to come over to High Rolls to see your hives sometime. I was speaking to your husband about it at the Albuquerque conference, which immensely enjoyed.
Comment by Diana Calkins on January 26, 2014 at 11:23am

Went to look at my grapevine to see how I want to prune it.  Decided to look at hive #1 and saw bees with pollen, very light and cream colored, being brought in.  I believe they are getting this from the chicken lay crumbles as they are crawling around on it.  
Thought to go look at hive #2 and couldn't see any pollen being brought in through the orientation flights going on.  This warm weather must have them building up.

Comment by Diana Calkins on January 26, 2014 at 11:02am

Not here...yet.

Comment by Rob Shepler on January 26, 2014 at 9:31am

It's January and it is too warm, I am having bad bear dreams already...... Anyone heard any rumors of Mr. Bear out and about?

 

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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, president@nmbeekeepers.org

Vice President: Craig Noorlander, vicepresident@nmbeekeepers.org

Secretary: Mike Fickling, secretary@nmbeekeepers.org

Treasurer: D.J. Nickles, treasurer@nmbeekeepers.org

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Phill Remick, memberatlarge1@nmbeekeepers.org

Taylor Horst, memberatlarge2@nmbeekeepers.org

 

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