"Went through my hives in La Luz this AM. The new one (swarm from one week ago) have a good start on two new combs each about 6x6".
The stronger hive (Italian heritage) have greatly expanded the brood over several combs. I did not…"
"Ken, I too wanted to use larger ID tubing. I have another vacuum design in mind but haven't made it yet. My thought is to transistion to larger ID tube at the end to slow down the velocity and to also have that section going up…"
Melanie Kirby & Mark SpitzigOf Zia Queen Bees will be speaking Saturday February 22nd at the County Extension office in Alamogordo. Melanie and her husband Mark run the highly respected Zia Queen Bees in Truchas New Mexico. Zia is known for their “Survivor” queens. All of their breeding stock has endured through at least two winters and many through three or four. Melanie has been keeping professionally for 17 years and Mark for 14. Last year Melanie served as the President of the Western…See More
"Presidents Day Swarm-
Thanks for the swarm call Rob. It was a nice size for such an early swarm (about the size of a small cantaloupe). They were only inches off the ground in a Mesquite bush. After removing tumbleweeds…"
"I decided my bees want some additional protection from these HOT June days. I came up with this removable sun shade cover. This measure is probably not necessary if you have more shade or are located at higher elevations.
I used metal…"
I do not know the answer to your question so I sent an email to NMSU & State Entomologist Dr. Carol Sutherland.
Below is my question and her response:
I have a question regarding bees and roundup to control African rue.…"
"I'm glad the city has at least proposed rewriting the ordinance to allow beekeeping. I'm hopeful the planning and zoning board will be receptive to suggestions to make the ordinance less restrictive and more acceptable to beekeepers…"
"Regarding registration of hives.
I called and talked to Brad at the New Mexico Department of Agriculture, Entomology & Nursery Industries Section. I told him my reason for calling was the proposed requirement to register all hives…"
"Thanks for the meeting notice Rob. I looked over the proposed regulations from a beekeeping viewpoint only. I was surprised to see that under the proposed ordinance General Regulations
A. requires "All Hives must be…"
"I've never used the beeless feeders but it is probable worth a try. We had bees at our feeder one year (before I had bees) and we reduced the hummingbird nectar sugar:water ratio from 1:4 to 1:5 and that seemed to work. Of course…"
I do intend to build a presentation one-day topbar observation hive sometime similar to Jessie's Observation hive. I wish I already had it done as we could have used it twice for school presentations this spring. I…"
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