"Sounds like you have a lot of good stuff around you Liz! I will add your name to my list - check back with me a little later. If I can't get you in the Spring, I will most likely have some extras in Fall."
"Rob, et al, thanks so much! Robby, I'm close to you so I'm crossing my fingers you'll have some extra bees. I'll also contact the county agent and get on the swarm list, but I've never captured a swarm myself - not…"
"I am around 7000' and my bees would probably fit the bill. Still too early to tell about having enough splits to go around. I should have some if everything goes as expected, but it is agriculture and we are all one freeze away from destruction…"
The only folks that I know of that might have nucs this year are Paul McCarty and Aurelo Varella. Still early to tell though.
It does seem to be a better choice to go with locally adapted bees, stick to your guns if you can. The other choice…"
Okay, newbie to this site, I posted this as a message to all members of the group. My apologies. What I really want to know is where do I buy bees when I live in southwestern NM, 60+ miles north of Silver City. (mule creek to be exact). I don't relish trying to transport bees from ABQ. That's a 5 hour drive one way for us. I saw that there is someone in Mayfield, but that's also a haul for me. I'm willing to go wherever I have to to get my bees though!Also, I have several acres ready to…See More
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