Ralph Ketter
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  • La Luz, NM
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  • Kenneth Lee Henderson
  • James G. Blackburn II
  • Eddie Kemp
  • Chad Schumpert
  • Carol Matie Flowers
  • Paul McCarty
  • Patricia Drake
  • Rob Shepler
  • Diana Calkins

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Ralph Ketter commented on Rob Shepler's group Southern New Mexico Beekeepers
"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…"
Feb 24
Ralph Ketter commented on Rob Shepler's group Southern New Mexico Beekeepers
"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…"
Feb 22
Ralph Ketter left a comment for Claude Claflin
"Welcome Claude from a fellow La Luz Beekeeper Ralph"
Feb 21
Ralph Ketter is attending Rob Shepler's event
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Zia comes to see the Southies! at County Extension

February 22, 2014 from 1pm to 4pm
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
Feb 17
Ralph Ketter left a comment for Robert Skaar
"Welcome Bob, Now it's just a wait for the Bees to arrive!"
Feb 17
Ralph Ketter commented on Rob Shepler's group Southern New Mexico Beekeepers
"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…"
Feb 17
Ralph Ketter replied to Diana Calkins's discussion Southern NM Hive Count in the group Southern New Mexico Beekeepers
"Two for me."
Nov 3, 2013
Ralph Ketter commented on Rob Shepler's group Southern New Mexico Beekeepers
"Ken,  I really enjoyed your write-up describing your experience today."
Jun 30, 2013
Ralph Ketter commented on Rob Shepler's group Southern New Mexico Beekeepers
"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…"
Jun 13, 2013
Ralph Ketter replied to Kenneth Lee Henderson's discussion Monsanto Roundup vs. Bees in the group Southern New Mexico Beekeepers
"Ken, 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.…"
Jun 7, 2013
Ralph Ketter commented on Rob Shepler's group Southern New Mexico Beekeepers
"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…"
Jun 5, 2013
Ralph Ketter commented on Rob Shepler's group Southern New Mexico 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…"
Jun 4, 2013
Ralph Ketter commented on Rob Shepler's group Southern New Mexico Beekeepers
"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…"
Jun 3, 2013
Kenneth Lee Henderson and Ralph Ketter are now friends
May 27, 2013
Ralph Ketter commented on Rob Shepler's group Southern New Mexico Beekeepers
"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…"
May 16, 2013
Ralph Ketter replied to Skyler Marsh's discussion Presentation supplies in the group Southern New Mexico Beekeepers
"Skyler, 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…"
Apr 30, 2013

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At 6:46pm on April 28, 2013, Johnny sisk said…
Thanks Ralph. I'm gonna go to bosque farms the 11th for ken hays 1day outing also. Hopefully ill learn something that will help
At 5:12pm on April 28, 2013, Johnny sisk said…
Ralph thanks for the advice. Bees are still consuming about a quart a day. I'm gonna get another hive next month should I still give the new hive sugar water ?
At 3:21pm on March 27, 2013, James G. Blackburn II said…

Ralph,

     Thanks again for the sharing of your time and your bees this morning. I really enjoyed it.

At 8:46pm on March 23, 2013, Kenneth Lee Henderson said…

Hi Ralph,

Thought I would get into something I could afford to fly.

Ken

At 4:02pm on March 6, 2013, Carol Matie Flowers said…

Hi, I am still hoping you will have time to make a couple of hives for me. Do I prepay for them? Let me know what you are thinking. Carol Mati

At 2:41pm on January 28, 2013, Carol Matie Flowers said…

Yes, Ralph, I would be really pleased if you found time to make two hives for me. I would be happy to pay $150 apiece for them. Thank you so much.

At 2:08pm on August 12, 2012, Paul McCarty said…

Thanks for the help on the cut-out... you are welcome to come along any time you want. I can always use a second pair of hands.

At 1:56pm on April 28, 2012, Rob Shepler said…

Wow! Your plane looks like a honey bee!

 
 
 

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