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 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.

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 Diana Calkins on November 2, 2013 at 3:36pm

It's been getting in the high 20's here but reach mid to high 60's during the day.  Do you think it's too late to go inside the hives to remove extra bars of honey?  Can they repair the broken propolis seals before nightfall?  

At last look on Sept 30, they were filling up the brood comb with honey and not touching that that is on the bars toward the back.  I wanted to leave 15 bars for them this winter (same as I did last winter), but at last look, there were more than 15 bars with honey in each hive box.

Comment by Diana Calkins on November 1, 2013 at 5:19pm

Great news!  

Comment by Rob Shepler on November 1, 2013 at 6:59am

Starting today, you may legally keep bees in the City of Alamogordo. Congratulations!

Comment by Rob Shepler on November 1, 2013 at 3:01am

Hope for the bees and hope for us all is in small organic producers like YOU.


If 30% of the cattle died over the winter last year, there would be a lot of attention on a national basis, not so for a few beekeepers.


If the Almonds don’t get pollinated this year it might grab someone’s attention. Agriculture as a whole needs to change or we will have to do without 30% of our food, some of the tastiest items get pollinated by our little friends.


The resurgence in private beekeeping is very encouraging, it will give us protected pockets of hope for that species. That resurgence is continuing and I challenge all of you to mentor. We don’t need a lot of new beekeepers, we need a lot of GOOD new beekeepers. This has gotten harder to do over the years and your support of a new beekeeper will help their bees through that first year.


If you have kept bees for a year, you are an expert to a newbee. Wrap your arms around a new kid and give them all of the help that you can. We really need you to step up.

Comment by James G. Blackburn II on October 31, 2013 at 8:26pm

And, if the bees are ingesting multiple toxic cocktails, doesn't it follow that we are most likely ingesting, breathing, drinking. and brushing against the same toxic cocktails on a frequent basis within our food chain? What happens to insects, amphibians, and other mammals cannot be isolated from us.

Comment by Kenneth Lee Henderson on October 31, 2013 at 8:04pm

Yes, if the pollen they are gathering is killing them we are indeed doomed.

Comment by Rob Shepler on October 31, 2013 at 4:29am

Kenneth, that is the most disturbing study that I have seen to date.

Comment by Kenneth Lee Henderson on October 30, 2013 at 8:56pm
Comment by Paul McCarty on October 27, 2013 at 7:04pm

Sounds great!

Comment by Sam Barden on October 27, 2013 at 4:36pm

Although at night it has been getting into the mid-20's here in Sunspot, my bees, as of last weekend, were still bringing in pollen during the day.  I'm guessing that they must venture down the slopes towards Alamogordo as the flowers up here are almost all gone from the freezes.  They stopped taking sugar water a while ago, but are feasting on the sugar candy I've given them.  Still lots of brood in the comb and honey being stored above the brood and in honey only combs.


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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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