May 2012 News (12)

Two New Top Bar Hives

Just installed two pkgs into two new top bar hives (our first).  Thanks to T.J. Carr for his experience and wisdom and to Fred Beck for building two exceptional hives.

Added by Dennis Rowe on May 31, 2012 at 2:48pm — No Comments

NY Times Article, "NY Bees and Their Keepers Proliferate"

The Colonies Expand
The urban beekeeping legions no longer have to keep secret their delight in the apiary underworld. The number of registered hives in New York City has grown to 161, though some estimate there are three times that many...…


Added by Jessie Brown on May 28, 2012 at 9:25am — No Comments

New Beekeeper?

New to beekeeping?  You've got zillions of questions and I have the answers.  I do classes and one-on-one instruction year round.  Working Albuquerque area, North Valley and Rio Rancho.  Visit my site:  Phill Remick 344.2697

Added by Phill Remick on May 21, 2012 at 3:26pm — 3 Comments

Eclipse Observation- How will it affect the bees?

Member Gordon Thomasson has an interesting idea. He plans to video tape the entrance of his hives during the solar eclipse and share his observations on bee activity. If this sounds interesting to you, pull out the camera/ video recorder and record images of your hive as well. You can share…


Added by Info NM Beekeepers Association on May 16, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Can you spot yourself from last weekend's spring fling?

A big Buzzin' thanks to Gordon Thomasson for sharing his photos of the Ken Hays weekend. I personally enjoy the cupcake photo! I also see some brave souls without bee veils. …


Added by Info NM Beekeepers Association on May 16, 2012 at 8:49pm — No Comments

Ken Hays Annual Beekeeping Seminar Pics

Here are some more photos of last weekend's lecture, taken by Board Member Carl Soderberg. 



Added by Info NM Beekeepers Association on May 14, 2012 at 8:41am — No Comments

Photos of the Ken Hays Annual Beekeeping Seminar

What a fantastic day for getting in the hives at the Ken Hays Annual Beekeeping Seminar in Bosque Farms. Here are a few photos from the event. Please share with us if you have any good shots of this informative and social event. It was great meeting you!

Ken Hays talking about bees:…


Added by Jessie Brown on May 12, 2012 at 8:52pm — No Comments

Nationwide Beekeeper Survey for Pesticide- Related Bee Kills

My name is Sandra Bustos, I am research assistant at Pesticide Research Institute and we are working with beekeepers from around the country to look at some of the effects of pesticides on beehive health. At the moment, we are looking at the immediate effects that pesticides may have on beehives, and are trying to understand if there are particular crops that pose higher risks for exposure. …


Added by Info NM Beekeepers Association on May 12, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments

Managed Pollinators ... new Extension Service Project

Here is some good information. See what you think.


Managed Polinator Project

Added by Jerry Anderson on May 11, 2012 at 10:31am — No Comments

starting new method

just a thought on a couple of issues I think need further discussion...with everybody especially new beekeepers such as myself....# 1.... The Dread Mite issue.......

The One Thing I have heard over and over again this year  "two year hive, strong and thriving going into winter. up and died by November"...... and yup! they died of Mites.....and Yes! it can happen to you.....

for whatever reason, and even though I went to as many classes and meetings as I could I missed this very…


Added by Wendy Ozols-Barnes on May 7, 2012 at 1:56pm — 2 Comments

NMBKA Presents Author Michael Bush

The New Mexico Beekeepers Association is proud to present author Michael Bush for a day of lecture in Albuquerque on July 7th. Please go to our website at …


Added by Info NM Beekeepers Association on May 4, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Abq Beeks Yearly Survey

If you live in the Albuquerque area and haven't filled out the yearly survey put out by the Abq Beeks, now is your chance. You have until May 15th!

13 Questions About Beekeeping in Albuquerque

Added by Info NM Beekeepers Association on May 1, 2012 at 7:47pm — No Comments


The New Mexico Beekeepers Association is a non-profit organization of private beekeepers, commercial beekeepers, persons interested in promoting the importance of the honey bee in the environment, and businesses related to the honey industry. Representing all regions of New Mexico, the Association maintains a close affiliation with the State of New Mexico's Department of Agriculture. Membership in the Association is open to all interested persons.


2014 Association Officers

President: Jessie Brown,

Vice President: Craig Noorlander,

Secretary: Mike Fickling,

Treasurer: D.J. Nickles,


Phill Remick,

Taylor Horst,


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