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Added by Melanie Margarita Kirby on April 30, 2013 at 11:59am — No Comments
Want to learn more about the volunteer work I did teaching top bar beekeeping through the Farmer to Farmer program in Jamaica for 2 weeks, check out my blog at: http://brownsdowntownbees.blogspot.com/
Both Les Crowder and Megan Mahoney have also volunteered earlier this year if you would like more information!
Added by Jessie Brown on April 27, 2013 at 4:57pm — No Comments
At the last Alamogordo City Commission hearing, I was the only city residenr to testify in favor of changing the city ordinance to allow beekeeping in tbe city. The Commission directed the city legal staff to report back with a proposed revision to the ordinance.
Added by Bev Eckman-Onyskow on April 25, 2013 at 8:56pm — No Comments
If the new Ordinance in Alamogordo requires us to gain the approval of all neighbors within a certain radium, it might as well stay the way it is; because all of us have at least one neighbor who will not agree to anything. Please consider this when determining how to revise the Ordinance.
Added by Sharon L. Mosier on April 15, 2013 at 8:13am — No Comments
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?
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!
Added by Rob Shepler on April 8, 2013 at 4:19pm — No Comments
Bees will be ready to pick up Thursday April 4th at Ken Hays Honey and Apple Farm between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and here is the map if you need directions (http://mapq.st/YmvWyX). I will then go to Edgewood with the bees that are for anyone that wants to pick them up in Edgewood at the Wal-Mart. This will be on the South West Corner near where Church Street and 344 meet and I will be there from 6:30 or 7:00 until 8:00 p.m.
Added by Craig Noorlander on March 31, 2013 at 6:24am — No Comments
Obama signs Monsanto Protection Act! It's Time to Label GMOs!
We regret to inform you that late last night…Continue
Added by Grey Chisholm on March 28, 2013 at 6:38am — No Comments
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and PLEASE COME
Thank you in advance.
If you are able to keep bees in the city limits, count your blessings, the citizens of Alamogordo, New Mexico are not. Ordinance #7-01-020. - Keeping restrictions, established in the 70’s will be getting a hearing soon and we need your help.
We have a group of folks that want to keep bees within the city and I would like to ask you to write a letter in support of the ordinance change. Even if you don’t live there, your experience with…Continue
Added by Grey Chisholm on March 10, 2013 at 7:10am — No Comments
Are you ready to survey?
The Bee Informed Partnership (BIP) is a USDA/NIFA (U.S. Department of Agriculture/National Institute of Food and Agriculture) funded project with the stated goal of reducing colony losses. The program is a collaboration of research institutions, Universities and beekeepers in the US. It is now time for your active participation!
BIP and the nation’s beekeepers, cooperatively seek…Continue
Added by Info NMBKA on March 9, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
Study: Bee Venom Kills HIV
Discovery could lead to topical gel to prevent HIV transmission
By Jason Koebler
March 8, 2013
Bees could hold the key to preventing HIV transmission. Researchers…Continue
Added by Grey Chisholm on March 9, 2013 at 6:51am — No Comments
My name is Rehab Kassem, and I am taking an honors course at the University of NM called “Zen and the Art of Beekeeping.” My classmates, Kayla and Mathew, and I are going to create a podcast and the topic of our podcast is bee diseases in NM. We are going to explore the various diseases that affect hives and bees and also the ways in which these diseases and ailments are contained. We want to compare organic versus inorganic ways to treat bee diseases. We would really…Continue
Added by Rehab Kassem on March 4, 2013 at 12:17am — No Comments
I have top bar hives for sale. All hives come with 40 top bars (29 in the hive, and 11 spare). The top bars have splines down the middle to help discourage cross-combing.
The pricing is as follows:
Base Hive (no windows) = $180
To paint the hive = $15
A window = $35 per window
I will have at least one hive without windows on display at the ABQ Beeks meeting this Thursday.
Feel free to contact me with any…Continue
Added by Matthew Pickard on March 2, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
I have an acquaintance who is doing some research work on bees. Here's an early, quite disturbing, report from that quarter:
Subject: “They are going to find a new name for this after this year,” said Denise Qualls of The Pollination Connection, “it’s more than Colony Collapse.”
Bee-Suited Bureaucrats descend on California’s Central Valley
Described by Joe Traynor of Bakersfield based Scientific Ag Company, as a perfect storm – at least 800,000 bee colonies…Continue
Added by Taylor Horst on March 1, 2013 at 8:46am — No Comments
Added by Stephen Schmidt on February 22, 2013 at 10:03am — No Comments
We need your help with a new National Science Foundation sponsored research study that will investigate the characteristics and educational experiences of people who are active in science hobbies. More and more people are engaging in science hobbies; schools and science centers would like to know more about the characteristics of science hobbyists and how these organizations…
Added by Info NMBKA on February 13, 2013 at 2:21pm — No Comments
Here is something of interest especially if you or your neighbors use RoundUp...
The near-exponential spread of herbicide-resistant "superweeds" across U.S. farmland is reminding us all that no matter how much…Continue
Added by Phill Remick on February 12, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments