Jessie Brown's Blog (10)

North American Beekeeping Conference and Tradeshow - Bees on the Bayou, Recap

I just recently attended the American Beekeeping Federation conference “Bees on the Bayou,” as the New Mexico Delegate and wanted to share a slice of the information I learned from the talks I sat through. 


Added by Jessie Brown on January 17, 2014 at 7:57pm — No Comments

Top Bar Hives- Economically Sustainable Beekeeping in Jamaica

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:

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

Article: "Research Zeroes In One Genes that Help Honeybees Fight Mites"

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!…


Added by Jessie Brown on November 15, 2012 at 11:47am — No Comments

Visit the Abq Beeks at the State Fair

Come down to the Agriculture Building today, tomorrow and next weekend to see the Abq Beeks booth and our "Live Bees!" Also, to find out if you have won a ribbon for your honey products. 

Thank you so much to our Abq Beeks volunteers who are answering questions and taking shifts at the Booth. A big…


Added by Jessie Brown on September 15, 2012 at 1:05pm — 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

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

Swarm Photo Montage

Thought it would be fun to post a swarm photo montage, since it's that time of year! Do you have any good photos to share?!…


Added by Jessie Brown on April 21, 2012 at 6:23am — No Comments

Bee Informed National Management and Winter Loss Survey

Dear Beekeepers-


The Bee Informed Partnership is a large collaboration between research institutions, Universities and beekeepers from all over the country. We are funded for 5 years by USDA/NIFA (U.S. Department of Agriculture/National Institute of Food and Agriculture).  If you have taken the National Winter Loss survey anytime in the past 5 years, that survey represents a portion of the work…


Added by Jessie Brown on March 11, 2012 at 1:11pm — No Comments

"The Strange Disappearance of Bees"

NMBKA is working on the purchase and showing of "The Strange Disappearance of Bees" initially at the Guild Theater in Albuquerque, NM.

This event will most likely happen in early August. Keep your eyes open for more…


Added by Jessie Brown on March 11, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Michael Bush is coming to New Mexico

We are pleased to announce that NMBKA will be bringing in Michael Bush, author of Practical Beekeeper, Beekeeping Naturally…


Added by Jessie Brown on March 11, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments


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