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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…Continue
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We need your help with a new National Science Foundation sponsored research study that will investigate the characteristics and educational experiences of people who are active in science hobbies. More and more people are engaging in science hobbies; schools and science centers would like to know more about the characteristics of science hobbyists and how these organizations…
Added by Info NMBKA on February 13, 2013 at 2:21pm — 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
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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
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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
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
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
Added by Info NMBKA on August 7, 2012 at 11:59am — 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 email@example.com 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
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
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Here are some more photos of last weekend's lecture, taken by Board Member Carl Soderberg.
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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. …Continue
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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 …Continue
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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!
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