Rob Shepler
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W.C. Arnold Jr. commented on Rob Shepler's group Southern New Mexico Beekeepers
"Jeanne Kjos and I removed a very nice and large hive today in Alamogordo.  I hope she had fun.  Here is the hive in their new home.  This hive actually split yesterday, but we didn't find the other swarming half yet.  Jeanne…"
Monday
Diana Calkins commented on Rob Shepler's group Southern New Mexico Beekeepers
"Well...Robert just reminded me that we did see two queen cells on April 3, but I thought they were old ones from the fall that hadn't been reworked.  NOW I know better."
Monday
Paul McCarty commented on Rob Shepler's group Southern New Mexico Beekeepers
"I had a hive throw an overcrowding swarm last week. They were queenless and raising a new queen too. Sometimes it happens. Mine flew off - Cie la vie!"
Sunday
Diana Calkins commented on Rob Shepler's group Southern New Mexico Beekeepers
"Well damn.  Did a split on hive #1 on March 30.  Checked it on April 3 and went through the entire brood nest; saw no queen cells.  And today they are SWARMING!!!  I'm stuck in the house with stuff in the oven so Robert is…"
Sunday
Paul McCarty commented on Rob Shepler's group Southern New Mexico Beekeepers
"Some hives never get it right and you have to fight with them to keep them straight. Cut-outs are particularly bad since you have a lot of oddball comb strapped in place."
Sunday
Kenneth Lee Henderson commented on Rob Shepler's group Southern New Mexico Beekeepers
"The first swarm I captured about 2 months ago had started bridging between 2 frames. This is what we found when we went in. First pic shows the bridging wax. The 2 frames were connected together pretty good. I took my hive tool and scraped the wax…"
Sunday
Richard Berg commented on Rob Shepler's group Southern New Mexico Beekeepers
"My hives are sheltered and if we have a really windy day forecast, I'll put bungee cords around them and weight them down. Its the smoke that I think is a bigger problem for me..."
Saturday
Richard Berg commented on Rob Shepler's group Southern New Mexico Beekeepers
"For ant control we use either borax (20 mule team) or cheap cornmeal. If you use corn meal - use a lot of it. I usually dump 2 full cups on a nest and then keep doing it till they croak. They eat the cornmeal, swell up, and burst."
Saturday
James H DAWDY commented on Rob Shepler's group Southern New Mexico Beekeepers
"Going to get windy- what are the group's thoughts on our windy climate and it's effect on bees?  I *suspect* (can't give any hard data) that we see a decrease in honey production due to the winds, and I also strongly suspect we…"
Saturday
Jeanne Kjos commented on Rob Shepler's group Southern New Mexico Beekeepers
"Thanks Bill, Sunday at 11am would be great.  You can call Michele at 575-491-6859 and get directions to go over to her house this afternoon."
Friday
W.C. Arnold Jr. commented on Rob Shepler's group Southern New Mexico Beekeepers
"Jeanne, I can do the extraction on Sunday, but after church at about 11 am.  I will be in Albuquerque on Saturday."
Friday
W.C. Arnold Jr. commented on Rob Shepler's group Southern New Mexico Beekeepers
"Jeanne, Can we go look at it today,  to see what we have in there.  Thanks, Bill"
Friday
Rob Shepler commented on Rob Shepler's group Southern New Mexico Beekeepers
"Hey Jeanne! See if you can get her to send a photo of the shed and entrance area, sometimes a picture will help to know what kind of tools to bring and how much damage the removal will cause."
Friday
Jeanne Kjos commented on Rob Shepler's group Southern New Mexico Beekeepers
"Would anybody be available this Sunday morning (4/13) to do an extraction of some bees out of a friend's backyard shed?  She lives on N. Florida in Alamogordo.  I could meet you at the Taco Bell next to the Toyota dealership on White…"
Friday
Kenneth Lee Henderson commented on Rob Shepler's group Southern New Mexico Beekeepers
"Rob Shepler, Swarm bees doing fine in DC. Lots of activity at hive entrance today. Going in to reshuffle frames tomorrow. Wish I had understood you better Monday about the frames. Question- Since they have been in the box only 48 hours, should I use…"
Apr 9
Mariel Campbell commented on Rob Shepler's group Southern New Mexico Beekeepers
"I'll wait and see then. I grew up in Florida, and fire ants were a problem there. But we don't have them in Carlsbad yet."
Apr 8

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Victory in Alamogordo

Last night the City of Alamogordo voted to allow beekeeping within the city limits. Beekeeping has been illegal there for the last 35 years. Beekeepers throughout the state took the time to call and write the Commissioners and the Mayor and voice their support of future beekeepers there.

You did it, you took the time to change the world in a small way, a little bit of our natural world will be coming back to the city.

Congratulations to the future beekeepers of Alamogordo! And…

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Posted on September 25, 2013 at 8:28am — 2 Comments

Future beekeepers in Alamogordo thank you!

Many thanks to all of you who wrote to the Alamogordo Commissioners, they commented on the support from around the state. Special thanks to Paul McCarty of Black Mesa Honey Bees, you knocked it out of the park! Thanks again to Kate Whealen who did a fantastic radio interview. Because of you all, there will be beekeeping in the City of Alamogordo. It just feels good doesn’t it?

Posted on April 9, 2013 at 9:50pm — 1 Comment

Alamogordo Commission meeting tomorrow!

If you want to support bees and beekeeping and you live near Alamogordo, tomorrow night is the Commission Meeting that will decide the future of beekeeping in that city. We need your support at 7:00PM. There is very vocal opposition and we need you there IN PERSON to show your support. The address is 1376 9th Street, Alamogordo, NM

Thank you in advance!

 

A special thank you to Kate Whealen who NAILED a radio interview on our behalf!

THANK…

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Posted on April 8, 2013 at 4:19pm

Send your comments to Alamogordo

I spoke to the Renee Cantin, Alamogordo City Clerk today. We have a hearing 7:00 pm on April 9th. Renee suggested that we submit our comments or presentations by Tuesday the 2nd of April.

Please send your comments to her at rcantin@ci.alamogordo.nm.us and PLEASE COME

Thanks!

Posted on March 27, 2013 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

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At 2:24pm on November 24, 2013, W.C. Arnold Jr. said…
Thanks Rob. I would love to visit soon so I can learn what I need to do to prepare for this new hobby. I'm pretty excited. I have no supplies, so I will need to start working on that.
At 10:16pm on August 25, 2013, Robby Birch said…

Hi Rob, that was a quick reply. I don't know the Duffys personally but have heard the name. As for the Mimbres, were you looking for someone that has bees out there or a place to keep bees? I have requested you as friend so I can email direct instead of posting comments. Again, if you do get a chance to make it out this way give us a heads up. If not soon maybe we can visit at the Conference in October. Stay well and bee safe.

Robby

At 7:17pm on July 3, 2013, Kathleen Miller said…

Thanks, Rob, for your invitation to join the apitherapy group.  It might be a while before I include a picture and write a profile, but I am happy to take questions about bee venom therapy from other beekeepers.  I am not on Facebook or on line much but will try to check the comment wall frequently now that I  have access to it.     Have a safe 4th.

Kathleen

At 7:07pm on May 16, 2013, Luther Light said…

Hi Rob,

I will check out the group.  Thanks for the heads up.  I hope to attend the workshop in Alamogordo on May 25. I still have the panels.
Cheers,
Luther
At 6:17pm on May 13, 2013, Carry Wilcox said…

Thank You Rob

At 5:18am on May 7, 2013, Dan Woodruff said…

Hi Rob,

Where is Bosque Farms and how much is the seminar?

At 8:16pm on May 5, 2013, James G. Blackburn II said…

Hi all,

     Just got a call from NM  Game & Fish. The person delivering the fences, Gerry, has a family emergency  and will not be delivering the fences this week . We have tentatively  rescheduled for May 29th in Ruidoso and May 30th in Cloudcroft.     Hope the  bears find other attractions until then...

Jim

At 8:21am on April 28, 2013, Manda Clair Jost said…
Hi Rob! There's a small group of folks in the Silver City area who are looking to establish several home-based A. m. ligustica hives this spring/summer. We've been waiting on package bees we ordered by mail but were just informed by the supplier that they just had several shipments tragically cooked (killed) by UPS and will not be shipping any more soon. I have family in High Rolls and now we are wondering if anyone in the area can sell us a few packages or nucs of bees? A couple of us can drive out and get them whenever is convenient. We will be using reclaimed Langstroth hives from the Mimbres. Hoping to hear from you soon! Thanks very much.
At 9:57pm on February 17, 2013, Ralph N Gallegos said…

Thanks Rob for all the Info. & stopping by. I dont know much about Bee keeping yet, But willing to learn and want to get started on a hive or two, since my bees left, weve been lonely with out them!  once again Thanks! 

At 6:23am on January 27, 2013, Phill Remick said…

Hi Rob,

Great to meet you!

Phill

 
 
 

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