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Mark Carroll's, USDA Research Entomologist, Presentations

Mark Carroll, Research Entomologist with the Carl Hayden Bee Research Center in Tucson, AZ has graciously shared his slides from his presentations at the 2014 NM Beekeepers Association Annual Meeting. 

Mark Carroll's Varroa Mite Powerpoint Presentation…

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Schedule of Events- 2013 Western Apicultural Society of North America Conference (WAS-NM)

Wednesday, October 16

Western Apicultural Society of North America Presents:

“Colony Consciousness: Working Together to Preserve, Protect & Promote Our Pollinators”

Note: Admission is free to the benefit pollinator art exhibit (opening reception is Thursday evening from 5:30- 7:30 pm on the Mezzanine in La Fonda), as well as to the…

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Added by Info NM Beekeepers Association on October 11, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Western Apicultural Society of North America Award Winners

I am very pleased to announce this year's Western Apicultural Society of North America awardees!

The Society's Outstanding Contribution to Beekeeping award goes to Les Crowder, long time beekeeper, educator and activist. 
The Society's Thurber Award for Inventiveness goes to TJ Carr, a top bar beekeeper, mentor and fabricator in Albuquerque. 
The Presidential awards for Outstanding Contribution to Beekeeping go to Santa Fe beekeepers, Steve Wall…
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National Honey Bee Day- August 17th, 2013

Guess what? It's National Honey Bee Day today: http://www.nationalhoneybeeday.com/home.html

Added by Info NM Beekeepers Association on August 17, 2013 at 7:21pm — No Comments

NM State Fair is coming up!

Howdy beekeepers. The NM State Fair is coming up. Let's pack the shelves with our honey entries. It's easy and fun to enter your products. Can't get to Albuquerque for the event? You can always mail your entries. Guess what, there is also a Juniors division!

Here is detailed information on entering your honey, hive products and photos to the NM State Fair: …

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Added by Info NM Beekeepers Association on July 31, 2013 at 1:24pm — No Comments

Want to learn more about Dr. James Nieh?

Here are some of the resources from yesterday's informative lecture:

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Added by Info NM Beekeepers Association on June 23, 2013 at 6:24am — No Comments

Upcoming Bee Informed Survey

Are you ready to survey? 

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…

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Added by Info NM Beekeepers Association on March 9, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Science Hobbyists Needed for a National Study

Are you a science hobbyist?



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…

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Added by Info NM Beekeepers Association on February 13, 2013 at 2:21pm — No Comments

October NMBKA Newsletter

You can find our First Annual Newsletter at: http://www.nmbeekeepers.org/page/newsletters

In this edition, you can find out:

  • Our guest speaker for the Annual Meeting 
  • Read the Bylaws that we will be voting on in January
  • Get involved with our First Ever Swap Meet

Enjoy, the Board of NMBKA

Added by Info NM Beekeepers Association on November 13, 2012 at 8:57am — No Comments

Updated Top Bar Hive Plans

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!…

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Added by Info NM Beekeepers Association on October 24, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Welcome Balloonists!

Photo By Carl Soderberg

Added by Info NM Beekeepers Association on October 5, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Free EBook, "A Field Guide to Honey Bees and Their Maladies"

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,…

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Added by Info NM Beekeepers Association on October 5, 2012 at 7:43am — No Comments

Bee Sound Colony, Part of ISEA conference, Albuquerque

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…

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Added by Info NM Beekeepers Association on September 22, 2012 at 7:47am — No Comments

Coming Soon....

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 NM Beekeepers Association on August 24, 2012 at 1:23pm — No Comments

Local NM Authors, Les Crowder and Heather Harrell, Publish "Top- Bar Beekeeping" Book

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: …

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Added by Info NM Beekeepers Association on August 22, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Afternoon Movie a Success, quote of the day "Save the Bees One Flower at a Time"

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…

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Added by Info NM Beekeepers Association on August 11, 2012 at 3:12pm — No Comments

State Fair Honey Division

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…

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Added by Info NM Beekeepers Association on August 7, 2012 at 11:59am — No Comments

Need Help for Nationwide Honeybee Survey

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 joethebeeguy@gmail.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…

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Added by Info NM Beekeepers Association on July 26, 2012 at 6:54am — No Comments

Michael Bush Lecture a Success!!!

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…

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Added by Info NM Beekeepers Association on July 9, 2012 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

Welcome

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, president@nmbeekeepers.org

Vice President: Craig Noorlander, vicepresident@nmbeekeepers.org

Secretary: Mike Fickling, secretary@nmbeekeepers.org

Treasurer: D.J. Nickles, treasurer@nmbeekeepers.org

Board: 

Phill Remick, memberatlarge1@nmbeekeepers.org

Taylor Horst, memberatlarge2@nmbeekeepers.org

 

Membership dues are $30 per year for a family, $15 for membership from July 1-Dec 31st. 

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