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 5 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 W.C. Arnold Jr. 7 minutes ago.

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 Rob Shepler on September 24, 2013 at 9:36pm

Alamogordo has a new bee law and it was a work of many.


Bev Eckman Onyskow did more to publicize it than anyone. She wrote about the plight of our bees and brought our battles literally to the front page.


Congratulations to the future beekeepers of Alamogordo! And many congratulations to you all, I just don’t know any finer folks.

Comment by Rob Shepler on September 24, 2013 at 6:36am

Just a reminder, tonight is the final meeting again.

Hope to see you at 7:00 pm at the City Chambers of Alamogordo for the new bee law.


Comment by Rob Shepler on September 23, 2013 at 10:49am

Hey I wanted to let you all know that there is a new group about Candle making and other hive products, hopefully we can generate some interest and bring in a speaker for us southies.

If you are interested please join and lets see where we can take this. 

Comment by Rob Shepler on September 20, 2013 at 4:32am

The new Alamogordo ordinance is on line

It takes a long time to load, be patient. It is in Section 14.

The meeting to approve it is this Tuesday the 24th at 7:00.

It has been a LONG haul, I hope to see you there with your comments.

Comment by James H DAWDY on September 19, 2013 at 8:11pm

Fed syrup today- one of my hives was about as hot as I've ever seen it.  They headbutted and followed me around a bit, but I didn't get stung on my gloveless hands (I worked fast though!). 

Looking at my records from last year, I moved my hives to the desert south of town on October 1st, and they put up a considerable amount of honey over the rest of the month.  So, if that holds true again this year (and I would think so, and probably better than last!) we should see some fall flow in the desert in the next 5 weeks.

Comment by Rob Shepler on September 18, 2013 at 4:47am

Phill is pretty darn sharp, I'm going with it.

Comment by Kenneth Lee Henderson on September 17, 2013 at 11:27pm

Googled cowpen daisies. Turns out they are on the list as a native plant beneficial to native honey bees. Guess my bees haven't got the word yet.

Comment by James H DAWDY on September 17, 2013 at 8:40pm

Mentioned my honey-less-ness to Phill Remick, and his suggestion was to start feeding right NOW.  So I'm going to pour on the syrup for the next couple of weeks and see how they take it.

Comment by Paul McCarty on September 17, 2013 at 5:32pm
Sounds like a plan to me.
Comment by Kenneth Lee Henderson on September 17, 2013 at 3:45pm

Was checking out the water impact out in DC today at my place and noticing what was blooming now. The pepper weed or matchweed is blooming. The plants are covered with hundreds of very small yellow flowers and I saw bees on them. The cow-pen daisies are blooming. They are the scrawny plants covered with yellow flowers that are carpeting whole areas now. Not very aromatic and I only saw small moths on them. Not much else yet but things should start to happen soon.

Also got a very pleasant surprise. The old cable reel that was empty of bees this spring has been repopulated. I snuck up close and peered inside seeing lots of activity through that small endhole. That puts me up to three hives now.

I think I will let them winter in the reel and try to relocate them in the spring into a hive box. I'll see what Paul has to say.


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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,

Vice President: Craig Noorlander,

Secretary: Mike Fickling,

Treasurer: D.J. Nickles,


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