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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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


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.

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Comment by Paul McCarty on March 6, 2014 at 8:45pm

I have several of those that I use. It is also a good idea to put your rates on them if you are charging. I used to charge, but most of the time I just work for tips these days. I don't do nearly as many removals as I used to.

Comment by Rob Shepler on March 6, 2014 at 6:10pm

Great idea James! I would love it if you would post yours, I'll print it off and put in my cutout kit.

Comment by James H DAWDY on March 6, 2014 at 6:04pm

Just FYI for everyone doing cutouts: get the property owner to sign a hold-harmless release.  It only takes a moment, and you have it on paper that they were advised of damage, potential for bees stinging, etc.  I have one somewhere if anyone needs one.

Comment by W.C. Arnold Jr. on March 6, 2014 at 12:17pm

I emailed back and forth with Mr. Worthen and they are in an El Paso Electric sub panel box.  El Paso Electric is sending out an environmental employee to evaluate the situation. 

Comment by W.C. Arnold Jr. on March 6, 2014 at 8:06am

I sent Mr. Worthen an email to see if he could send a picture of the situation to see how difficult the cut-out would be.

Comment by Rob Shepler on March 6, 2014 at 2:05am

Here is another one that came in from Jessie Brown. Anyone want to go to Las Cruces?

From: Neil Worthen a href="" target="_blank">>

Subject: Can anyone remove a hive from our property?

Date: March 5, 2014 at 5:20:22 PM MST


Cc: Audrey Worthen a href="" target="_blank">>


I live just outside Las Cruces near the NMSU campus and I just discovered a very busy hive inside an El Paso Electric pull box in our back yard.  We have two small dogs and I don't want them getting attacked.  Our exterminator has offered to eliminate the hive (which means killing them).  I'm hoping someone can save them and move them to a new location, but I need to make a decision by March 15, so let me know please.  The exterminator will be called on March 16th.  Thank you!


Neil Worthen


Comment by Paul McCarty on March 5, 2014 at 9:20pm

Bee vac's are the way to go in my opinion, but they have a bit of a learning curve. You will most likely need a new queen. Hopefully I will have some in a month or so.

Comment by W.C. Arnold Jr. on March 5, 2014 at 7:27pm

I built my own bee vacuum today.  You Tube has everything on it.  I might give you a call if things don't go as planned.  I going to assist Kent and Jane Huisingh this weekend with another cut-out and we are going to try to get these also.  The big hive there has been there for atleast two years according to the owner.

Comment by Paul McCarty on March 5, 2014 at 7:13pm

Did you get it out - I can help if need be if you are in Alamogordo. Some of these bees are no joke and I have done quite a few removals.

Comment by W.C. Arnold Jr. on March 5, 2014 at 7:09pm

They were flying in and out of the hive the whole time I was there.  It's hard to see them, but there had to be thousands of them up in the comb.


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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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