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!


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New Hive 1 Reply


Started by Kevin W. Thatcher. Last reply by Paul McCarty on Friday.

Pics of bees and Bloosoms


Started by Kevin W. Thatcher on Friday.

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 Kenneth Lee Henderson on September 13, 2013 at 6:49am

Finally figured out how to resize my pics on this new computer. Here are a few of the Frankenbee Tree.

Had 2 inches rain in the last few days. The satellite dish seems to be working for keeping the hive dry.

Comment by Paul McCarty on September 12, 2013 at 7:20pm
Interesting - I don't think about that stuff much. Not sure how many takers we would get for that. Affordable sustainability, being able to generate your own bees, is my main goal. I don't like to spend money on stuff that is not needed, especially for things I can raise on my own. I suppose I could get something in that direction, but the prep time would be considerable. Not sure I could get it together before winter really was setting in.

By the way - if you guys haven't started feeding, you should really start soon if you plan too. 2:1 syrup. I plan to start in a few weeks on a couple hives of mine. The others I have left at least a medium box of honey. Keep a close eye on them to make sure you don't make them swarm, but don't dig around in the brood-nest much. The syrup should help slow down the queen for Winter. The people down in the desert still have some season left, but us mountain folk will be hitting temps soon where the bees won't take feed.
Comment by Jane Huisingh on September 12, 2013 at 5:45pm

Paul, I would love to bee at the bootcamp also.  

Something now of interest could be feeding before winter, and what do you do to winter over.  

Raising queens,

How to manage the frames, to entice the bees to draw comb.

more beginning beekeeping, we may have new beeks from Alamo that could be interested.  

Yes on paying for speakers, its their time and gas to get here.  And I would be willing to go somewhere other than Alamo.  

What about a good get together sometime just to brainstorm on what we southern beeks would like to learn or just talk about this last year, and what to look forward to in the future.  

These are just my thoughts...Maybe we will learn something to share in Santa Fe in Oct.

Comment by Paul McCarty on September 12, 2013 at 5:23pm
I would like to give my Bee Removal Bootcamp, but the timing is wrong for now. Maybe next Spring. I have some folks in Silver City wanting us to go speak.
Comment by Rob Shepler on September 12, 2013 at 3:05pm



Do you want some more seminars?

What would you like to see covered?

Would you be willing to pay a small amount (ten or twenty bucks) to cover a speaker fee?

Is a speaker or seminar every quarter too much?

Is Alamogordo a good location or should we spread them around a bit?

If we had one in Roswell or Artesia would you High Rollians go?

Give us your thoughts.

Comment by Rob Shepler on September 8, 2013 at 5:36pm

Fun top bar cutout today!

Comment by Rob Shepler on September 8, 2013 at 3:37pm
The City Commission of Alamogordo will decide the fate of beekeeping in the city Tuesday at 7:00 PM. The meeting will be held at 1376 E. 9th Street in Alamogordo.
This is the final meeting, it will be an up or down vote. Public commentary will be taken prior to the vote.
Beekeeping has not been allowed in the City for more than 40 years, this is an important vote, at an important time for bees in this nation....
Please come and speak your mind, 40 years is a long time.
Rob Shepler Mayhill, New Mexico
Comment by Rob Shepler on September 3, 2013 at 4:09pm

Here is a link to the proposed verbiage on the new bee law in Alamo, scroll down to version #5.

Comment by Rob Shepler on September 3, 2013 at 5:47am

It looks as if we are back on the agenda in Alamogordo, the meeting to decide the future of beekeeping is Tuesday September 10th at 7:00pm. The meeting will be held at City Hall, City Commission Chambers, 1376 E. Ninth St. Alamogordo. Please come and show your support for future beekeepers in that city.

Comment by Rob Shepler on September 2, 2013 at 10:41am


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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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