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 on Friday.

Pics of bees and Bloosoms


Started by Kevin W. Thatcher on Friday.

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 Paul McCarty on March 22, 2014 at 8:48pm

I split in the early spring and after the first flow. Only the second year hives and above, and only if they are strong. It is mostly for swarm control. I saw the first flying drones in High Rolls today, so I started my splits. I will do it again before fall, because if I don't they will swarm from overcrowding.

Comment by W.C. Arnold Jr. on March 22, 2014 at 8:37pm

What is the normal timeframe from now when you do splits, which I would love to learn how to do some day.

Comment by Paul McCarty on March 22, 2014 at 8:36pm

I have about 4 hives needing re-queening so needs to be soon.

Comment by Paul McCarty on March 22, 2014 at 8:31pm
I am working on it right now. Just started my initial splits.
Comment by W.C. Arnold Jr. on March 22, 2014 at 8:24pm


When will you have any queens available?


Comment by W.C. Arnold Jr. on March 22, 2014 at 8:20pm

Rob and Jessie, thank you for the wonderful day of bee training.  My wife Vicky and Daughter Hayley really enjoyed the class.  Hayley came home and built a outside solar wax and honey melter.  I guess that is not a proper word, but you get my point.  She also has made about twenty lip balms here at our house today. 

Kent and Jane,

Thank you for the use of your home.  It was a good day.

Comment by James G. Blackburn II on March 22, 2014 at 7:03pm

Oh yeah, we also made some flavored lip balms, body lotion bars, and beeswax infused cloths that can be used instead of saran wrap.

Comment by James G. Blackburn II on March 22, 2014 at 6:55pm

Above are our first drip beeswax candles made earlier today. We had a fun time creating bee products today. Thanks to Rob for his continuing educational efforts, to Jessie for sharing her experience and "liquid gold", to Jane for sharing her home and cooking skills, and to all those present and willing to laugh and learn together.

Comment by Rob Shepler on March 22, 2014 at 5:18pm

Here is the TED talk that I spoke of today with Marla Spivak, she is wonderful!

Comment by Diana Calkins on March 20, 2014 at 9:40am

Hi Amanda.  You are welcome to come by!  I only have two hives for now.  Hoping to make splits to those in the next month.  What kind of hive box do you have?  I have topbar, but as you can see by these posts, there are many who in our group who use both topbar and langstroth.  :)


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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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