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Annual Field Day at Hays Honey Apple Farm

May 10, 2014 from 9am to 4pm
Ken Hays will hold his annual Field Day on Saturday, May 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hays Honey Apple Farm in Bosque Farms, NM.  Cost is $10, to cover the cost of table, chair and port-a-potty rental.  Basic beekeeping in the morning, pot luck lunch, then out to the bee yard.  Call 505-869-2369 for more information or to sign up.See More
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Ken Hays' Annual Field Day at Hays Honey Apple Farm

May 11, 2013 from 9am to 4pm
Ken Hays will host his annual Field Day on Saturday, May 11, 2013, at the Hays Honey Apple Farm, 400 Esperanza Rd., in Bosque Farms.  There is a nominal fee for this event, but that covers the Porta-potties, plus table and chair rental.  There will be a pot-luck lunch after the morning sessions.  The afternoon is devoted to being in the bee yard.  The event usually attracts between 75-125 people, from those with an interest in becoming beekeepers, to novice and experienced beekeepers as well. …See More
Feb 17, 2013
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Book Sale at online

December 2, 2012 at 6pm to December 31, 2012 at 12pm
Chelsea Green, the publisher of Les Crowder's "Top Bar Beekeeping" book is having a holiday special on their books, including Les's book. You can see a list of their beekeeping, organic farming, and food and cooking titles at http://www.chelseagreen.com/ I don't see an expiration date on their sale, but I would assume it's good through December 2012.  Chelsea Green is donating a door prize to the NMBKA annual meeting. Joe Wesbrook See More
Dec 2, 2012
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Talk & Booksigning at Bookworks

October 14, 2012 from 3pm to 4pm
Les Crowder, president of NMBKA, will be giving a talk and signing his new book "Top Bar Beekeeping" at Bookworks on Sunday afternoon, October 14, at 3 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public.  For more information call Bookworks at 505-344-8139.  Come support one of New Mexico's premier beekeepers.See More
Oct 9, 2012
Jessie Brown commented on Joe Wesbrook's blog post Mites and Deformed Wing Virus
"Darnded mites! "
Jun 13, 2012
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Mites and Deformed Wing Virus

Gordon Thomason passed this article on to me, from June 7 Science Daily, as reported in the journal Science, regarding mites and deformed wing virus...."showed how the Varroa mite caused deformed wing virus (DWV) -- a known viral pathogen -- to increase its frequency among honey bee colonies from 10 per cent to 100 per cent.  This change was accompanied by a million-fold increase in the number of virus particles infecting each honey bee and a massive reduction in viral strain diversity leading…See More
Jun 11, 2012
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2 articles of interest, both with beekeeping involved

Here are 2 articles which may be of interest, one from the New York Times of April 15, about helping Afghan farmershttp://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/15/us/duplicating-afghanistan-from-the-ground-up.htmland another from the Wall Street Journal, of April 9, about learning new things later in life, particularly beekeeping.…See More
Apr 20, 2012
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Mar 14, 2012

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Mites and Deformed Wing Virus

Gordon Thomason passed this article on to me, from June 7 Science Daily, as reported in the journal Science, regarding mites and deformed wing virus.

..."showed how the Varroa mite caused deformed wing virus (DWV) -- a known viral pathogen -- to increase its frequency among honey bee colonies from 10 per cent to 100 per cent.  This change was accompanied by a million-fold increase in the number of virus particles infecting each honey bee and a massive reduction in…

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Posted on June 11, 2012 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

2 articles of interest, both with beekeeping involved

Here are 2 articles which may be of interest, one from the New York Times of April 15, about helping Afghan farmers

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/15/us/duplicating-afghanistan-from-the-ground-up.html

and another from the Wall Street Journal, of April 9, about learning new things later in life, particularly beekeeping.…

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Posted on April 20, 2012 at 12:01pm

You Knew Your Bees Were Different

By Olivia Solon, Wired UK, March 9, 2012

Bees have different “personalities”, with some showing a stronger willingness or desire to seek adventure than others, according to a study by entomologists at the University of Illinois.

The researchers found that thrill-seeking is not limited to humans and other vertebrates. The brains of honeybees that were more likely than others to seek adventure exhibited distinct patterns of gene activity in molecular pathways known…

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Posted on March 14, 2012 at 10:11am

Rare Bumblebee Rediscovered in New Mexico

CockerellsBumblebee

The most rare U.S. species of bumblebee, last seen in 1956, has turned up once again in the White Mountains of south-central New Mexico. Called “Cockerell’s Bumblebee,” this prized pollinator is known from an area of less than 300 square miles, giving it the most limited range of any bumblebee species in the world.

“Most bumblebees in the U.S. are known from…

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Posted on March 14, 2012 at 10:01am

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