Hi, do you have beekeeping wares that you would like to sell, trade or giveaway? We'd love to see books, honey, hive equipment, candles and beeswax products. Bring them on Saturday, January 18th to the NM Beekeepers Association Annual Meeting. To make sure that we can reserve a table for you, contact Jessie Brown at email@example.com.
Please include in your message: your name, contact information and what items you would like to sell and Jessie will give you more…Continue
Added by J Brown on November 13, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
Hello Fellow Beekeepers,
Dave Ellis here.. I'm chairing the nominating committee this year.
The elected positions available are: President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, and two Members at Large.
If You know of someone that You'd like to nominate, or if You'd like to serve, please let me know at:
(505) 266-8564 or
5711 Princess Jeanne Ave.…Continue
Added by Dave Ellis on November 12, 2013 at 4:14pm — No Comments
WAS Conference in Santa Fe. SO-O-O-O-O-O MUCH INFORMATION
As a librarian I want to share where to find the information that was shared with us at the WAS conference. This comes with some editorializing:) Thank you to the New Mexico Beekeepers Association for the assistance you provided to me so I could attend this conference. If anyone has questions about my notes below please contact me. Annette
EDUCATION - quantum physics, quantum biology, chemistry, bee anatomy…Continue
First of all, I want to thank NMBA for sponsoring my registration to attend the WAS meeting in Santa Fe this week. It's been a great experience for a newbee and has been great meeting the faces that post valuable information on this web site.
The top ten highlights that I've taken away so far are:
1) Finding that the big theme now days seems to focus on a more natural approach to bee keeping, though there are still clear differences in opinion about what counts as "natural".…Continue
Added by Sam Barden on October 18, 2013 at 3:48pm — No Comments
Wednesday, October 16
Western Apicultural Society of North America Presents:
“Colony Consciousness: Working Together to Preserve, Protect & Promote Our Pollinators”
Note: Admission is free to the benefit pollinator art exhibit (opening reception is Thursday evening from 5:30- 7:30 pm on the Mezzanine in La Fonda), as well as to the…
Added by Info NMBKA on October 11, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
I am very pleased to announce this year's Western Apicultural Society of North America awardees!
Added by Info NMBKA on October 11, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
A lady called me today from Belen. Her name is Angelina Ritter and she said that a bunch of bees attacked her husband today as he was walking down the street. She is concerned that they are Africanized bees, but I don't really think they are. She would like someone to get the bees if they can. I know that it is late in the year for this, but I thought maybe someone would like to check them out. I don't know a lot of beeks in Northern New Mexico but I figured you guys might know someone…Continue
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…Continue
Guess what? It's National Honey Bee Day today: http://www.nationalhoneybeeday.com/home.html
Added by Info NMBKA on August 17, 2013 at 7:21pm — No Comments
Howdy beekeepers. The NM State Fair is coming up. Let's pack the shelves with our honey entries. It's easy and fun to enter your products. Can't get to Albuquerque for the event? You can always mail your entries. Guess what, there is also a Juniors division!
Here is detailed information on entering your honey, hive products and photos to the NM State Fair: …
Added by Info NMBKA on July 31, 2013 at 1:24pm — No Comments
Needing some advice (or at least reassurance) from some more experienced keepers.
Finally got my first 2 hives going (from local splits) which are doing well. One is easy to open and inspect with no trouble yet; but the other is a little "hot" tempered, and I'm wondering if I just need to buck-up as a new keeper and learn to deal with the elevated defensiveness, or if I ought to requeen. These are all "survivors" from many generations, so they are expected to be…Continue
Here are some of the resources from yesterday's informative lecture:
Added by Info NMBKA on June 23, 2013 at 6:24am — No Comments
Today at the NM Beekeepers Association meeting, Dr. James Nieh from UCSD, knocked it outta the park with his discussion on honey bee communication and a fascinating over view of neonicotinoids. He explained the evolution of communication and Superorganism inhibitory communication. Here's how it is conveyed on his website and to us at the meeting:
What happens if conditions change and the…
Added by Phill Remick on June 22, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments
Western Apicultural Society seeks local volunteers to help with conference planning.
To review categories and to sign up for "W.A.S 2013 Santa Fe, NM.." Please click on the link below to view the online sign up sheet.
To sign up, go to: …
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