March 2013 News (6)

Papa Bear's Bee Packages Delivery Update

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 ( 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

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 and PLEASE COME


Added by Rob Shepler on March 27, 2013 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

I can't keep bees?

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…


Added by Rob Shepler on March 24, 2013 at 8:29am — 4 Comments

Upcoming Bee Informed Survey

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…


Added by Info NM Beekeepers Association on March 9, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Top Bar Hives For Sale

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…


Added by Matthew Pickard on March 2, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Early report from the California almond orchards

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…


Added by Taylor Horst on March 1, 2013 at 8:46am — No Comments


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