"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…"
"I'd wait until the time comes to make that decision. The bees may tell you what to do buy their actions (like not using your syrup). When you have multiple hives in the same location there is some risk in feeding in that it may…"
"Thanks Rob for the well attended hands-on Queen Cell grafting class this morning
Inspecting the brood comb while also looking for the queen.
Cutting out the Queen Cell from the brood comb with adequate margin to insure not injuring the…"
"Welcome to the NM Beekeepers Johnny. Since you are from Artesia you might want to consider joining the Southern New Mexico Beekeepers Group.
I found my bees were not interested in sugar syrup once they were finding nectar. If they…"
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