If you are interested in helping with this year's Western Apicultural Society conference taking place October 16-19th at La Fonda on the Plaza in Santa Fe, I'll be attending the Saturday session of the NMBKA annual meeting and would like to get everyone interested to review the committee categories.
Added by Melanie Margarita Kirby on January 21, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments
I will be teaching an Honors course this spring at the University of New Mexico called "Zen & the Art of Beekeeping," which is essentially a cultural study of beekeepers and their practices.
I have 17 sophomore-level college students who will be required to meet one-on-one with a local beekeeper at least three (3) times during the semester (Jan-May). These meetings will involve:
Added by Monica Kowal on January 10, 2013 at 7:27am — No Comments
ZQB is going into its 9th season! It continues to be a very humbling journey as each season is unique. The bees continue to inspire us and Mother Nature continues to teach us, that life is indeed a very unique journey.
Learning to keep bees healthy and productive is becoming more of a challenge as we experience fluctuating weather conditions and other uncontrollables. Finding bees that are resilient and adaptable in our dynamic landscape is a life-long endeavor. We have…Continue
Added by Melanie Margarita Kirby on January 9, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments
I will be picking up a number of packages in N. California in April for the 2013 bee season. They are from a well known and reputable source. 4 lbs with a new world carniolan or italian queen for $125. I f you would like to place an order or get more information please call 505-681-5662 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank You!
Follow link to watch this important documentary on Hulu
An article from Growing Produce, 11/14/12. Scientists have narrowed the search for genes that give honeybees behaviors that make them resistant to varroa mites. Thanks for sharing the article Marvin!…Continue
Added by Jessie Brown on November 15, 2012 at 11:47am — No Comments
You can find our First Annual Newsletter at: http://www.nmbeekeepers.org/page/newsletters
In this edition, you can find out:
Enjoy, the Board of NMBKA
Added by Info NMBKA on November 13, 2012 at 8:57am — No Comments
Bees are dying in droves. Why? Leading apiarist Dennis vanEngelsdorp looks at the gentle, misunderstood creature's important place in nature and the mystery behind its alarming disappearance.
Dennis vanEngelsdorp is Acting State Apiarist for Pennsylvania's Department of Agriculture, studying colony…Continue
Added by Grey Chisholm on November 10, 2012 at 4:39am — No Comments
This is a "TED" link about city bees.
Added by Grey Chisholm on November 9, 2012 at 4:33am — No Comments
New Mexico locals, TJ Carr and John Bradford have just released the updated plans for a beautifully engineered top bar hive. You can find the plans here: http://www.nmbeekeepers.org/page/topbar-hive-plans. Enjoy!…Continue
Added by Info NMBKA on October 24, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments
i live in alamogordo near holloman air force base. i made a bee hive out of wood from a picture in a magazine. i do need to find out how i attract a queen bee. i planted lantana and russian sage, there was already catnip plants there. last year the bees were all over the catnip blossoms.
i understand in the spring if there are to many queens in a hive a queen will leave the hive with some workers and look for a new hive. how can i attract the queen to my hive.
Added by Grey Chisholm on October 6, 2012 at 4:42am — No Comments
Added by Info NMBKA on October 5, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments
A fantastic resource on identifying maladies for honey bees, from Chalk Brood to recognizing skunk attacks to identifying Africanized honey bees. http://pubs.cas.psu.edu/FreePubs/PDFs/AGRS116.pdf
Produced by Penn State, College of Agricultural Sciences and the The Mid-Atlantic Apiculture Research and Extension Consortium (MAAREC): Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia,…Continue
Added by Info NMBKA on October 5, 2012 at 7:43am — No Comments
If you are in Albuquerque this weekend, check out an incredible art piece at the Alvarado Farm. SOUND COLONY by Nina Dubois, functions as an acoustic chamber, a human-scaled portal into the communicative modes that connect the world of the hive with the practice of beekeeping. It references the visionary architecture of R. Buckminster Fuller, whose research into energy and material efficiency was inspired by universally occurring patterns in nature. This is part of the ISEA 2012…Continue
Added by Info NMBKA on September 22, 2012 at 7:47am — No Comments
A good article about how bumblebees navigate in Science Daily:
Added by Info NMBKA on September 21, 2012 at 11:48am — No Comments
Thank you so much to our Abq Beeks volunteers who are answering questions and taking shifts at the Booth. A big…Continue
Added by Jessie Brown on September 15, 2012 at 1:05pm — No Comments
Hey all you Langstroth folks! Need help preparing for the long winter ahead? Whatever your issue, I can help! I manage bees year round so you don't have to! From that first package or swarm to honey extraction, I do it all, so you don't have to..Check my site. www.NewBeeRescue.com
Added by Phill Remick on September 3, 2012 at 7:19pm — No Comments
Keep your eyes open. Albuquerque beekeeper, TJ Carr is about to unveil the newest rendition of his beautifully engineered Top Bar Hive Plans! We'll post a link a link when they become available.
Added by Info NMBKA on August 24, 2012 at 1:23pm — No Comments
We are incredibly lucky to be living in New Mexico right now. Les Crowder and Heather Harrell from Northern NM have just published their book, "Top Bar Beekeeping." Go out, grab a copy and try and attend one of the book signings! You can find the book at: …Continue
Added by Info NMBKA on August 22, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments