We had a great time today at the movies. There were 75 people in the audience, including many familiar beekeeper faces and people who want to keep bees in the future. "The Strange Disappearance of the Bees" covered CCD and large beekeeping operations. Our President, Les Crowder gave an inspirational talk afterwords about the ways we can each contribute to help save pollinators. His advice?
"Save the bees one flower at a time!"
Many thanks to Keif at the…Continue
Added by Info NMBKA on August 11, 2012 at 3:12pm — No Comments
Start collecting your honey, finding your best bee photo and rendering your wax, it's almost State Fair Time! The Rules and Regs for the Honey Division are now on the internet at: http://www.exponm.com/pdf/agriculture/honey.pdf
Note that the Entry Dates are Mon, Sept 10 from 8am-6 pm and Tues, Sept 11 from 8-12 pm and you have to pick up your items after the fair is over on Mon, Sept…Continue
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I have once again over committed myself and will be unable to attend a talk about bees in Rio Rancho on August 18th. If anybody could speak at 10:30 and stay for lunch I would be very happy. email me at email@example.com Thanks Les Crowder
Added by Leslie crowder on August 6, 2012 at 8:59pm — No Comments
[T]here was a mini panic at the international airport after bees thronged the area.
According to eye witnesses, scores of both Malawians and Americans including security agents scampered in different directions to take cover.
“There was a slight panic as the bees winged…Continue
Added by Grey Chisholm on August 6, 2012 at 3:36pm — No Comments
We are running out of time! We are looking for Bee Yards close to the Albuquerque area that have 8 or more hives on a single property to take samples for the National Honeybee Survey. Want to participate? Great! Contact Joe Wesbrook at firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-515-7973 or Greg Watson at 575-646-3207.
NMDA, in conjunction with the New Mexico Beekeepers Association, is participating in a National…Continue
Added by Info NMBKA on July 26, 2012 at 6:54am — No Comments
Thank you all for attending this weekend's lecture! We had 110 people from all over the state attend including a very strong showing from the Southern NM Beekeepers Group (some of whom drove 5 hours to get to Albuquerque!), the SDC Beekeepers Group from Northern NM and the…Continue
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I have been very impressed by the build up of the BeeWeaver bees that I have, but not impressed enough apparently. Two of my five hives have swarmed after only three weeks in the box.
Give them plenty of room and watch for queen cells!
Shucks! Had I been paying attention I could have split them and had more hives.
Gordon Thomason passed this article on to me, from June 7 Science Daily, as reported in the journal Science, regarding mites and deformed wing virus.
..."showed how the Varroa mite caused deformed wing virus (DWV) -- a known viral pathogen -- to increase its frequency among honey bee colonies from 10 per cent to 100 per cent. This change was accompanied by a million-fold increase in the number of virus particles infecting each honey bee and a massive reduction in…Continue
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.
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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:
www.NewBeeRescue.com Phill Remick 344.2697 email@example.com
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…Continue
Added by Info NMBKA on May 16, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments
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. …Continue
Added by Info NMBKA on May 16, 2012 at 8:49pm — No Comments
Here are some more photos of last weekend's lecture, taken by Board Member Carl Soderberg.
Added by Info NMBKA on May 14, 2012 at 8:41am — No Comments
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:…Continue
Added by Jessie Brown on May 12, 2012 at 8:52pm — No Comments