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 23 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 on Tuesday.

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 W.C. Arnold Jr. on April 11, 2014 at 8:27am


I can do the extraction on Sunday, but after church at about 11 am.  I will be in Albuquerque on Saturday.

Comment by W.C. Arnold Jr. on April 11, 2014 at 8:17am


Can we go look at it today,  to see what we have in there.  Thanks,


Comment by Rob Shepler on April 11, 2014 at 6:09am

Hey Jeanne! See if you can get her to send a photo of the shed and entrance area, sometimes a picture will help to know what kind of tools to bring and how much damage the removal will cause.

Comment by Jeanne Kjos on April 11, 2014 at 5:38am

Would anybody be available this Sunday morning (4/13) to do an extraction of some bees out of a friend's backyard shed?  She lives on N. Florida in Alamogordo.  I could meet you at the Taco Bell next to the Toyota dealership on White Sands at 10am and take you over to her house.  There could be a lot of bees in there because they have been living in her shed for a couple of years.  If you are interested, please reply via this comment wall.  Thanks!

Comment by Kenneth Lee Henderson on April 9, 2014 at 4:29pm

Rob Shepler, Swarm bees doing fine in DC. Lots of activity at hive entrance today. Going in to reshuffle frames tomorrow. Wish I had understood you better Monday about the frames.

Question- Since they have been in the box only 48 hours, should I use smoke to calm them when rearranging their new home or just pop the top and go for it?

Comment by Mariel Campbell on April 8, 2014 at 9:31pm

I'll wait and see then. I grew up in Florida, and fire ants were a problem there. But we don't have them in Carlsbad yet.

Comment by Paul McCarty on April 8, 2014 at 6:41pm
Ants usually don't cause a lot of problems. In fact, several species seem to be beneficial in the fact that they eat the detritus that collects in the hive. The bees usually chase them off the comb. I have often wondered if they might even have an effect on mites be eating them.
Comment by Rob Shepler on April 8, 2014 at 5:38pm

Welcome Richard Berg! Our most western of beekeepers.

Comment by Kenneth Lee Henderson on April 8, 2014 at 1:14pm

Just checked on the swarm. They are staying in the box. Lots of coming and going. Syrup is down 1/2" already. Perhaps another happy ending?

Comment by Mariel Campbell on April 8, 2014 at 12:49pm

Great idea, Ken. Thanks!


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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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