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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.

https://act.credoaction.com/campaign/efsa_bees/?p=efsa_bees&rc=chaser&r=6996345&id=54325-5812978-E9pvcxx

My bees thank you!

 

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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 11 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

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Started by Kevin W. Thatcher. Last reply by Paul McCarty Apr 10.

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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!

Comment by Kenneth Lee Henderson on April 8, 2014 at 12:07pm

Mariel,

I live in Dog Canyon, about 8 miles south of
Alamogordo. I have lots of ants but so far they have not bothered my hives.

If you have problems I would sprinkle a circle of powdered Ajax cleanser around the hive. We used this method with great success to keep ants out of our tents when camping.

Just repels, doesn't kill.

Comment by Rob Shepler on April 8, 2014 at 10:42am

Nice job Ken!

After you get them moved home, I would reposition those frames so they can't crosscomb. If it were mine I would deal them like a deck of cards, one with, one without...etc. Should keep your comb nice and straight.

Beautiful colony!

 

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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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President: Jessie Brown, president@nmbeekeepers.org

Vice President: Craig Noorlander, vicepresident@nmbeekeepers.org

Secretary: Mike Fickling, secretary@nmbeekeepers.org

Treasurer: D.J. Nickles, treasurer@nmbeekeepers.org

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Phill Remick, memberatlarge1@nmbeekeepers.org

Taylor Horst, memberatlarge2@nmbeekeepers.org

 

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