Info NM Beekeepers Association's Blog – March 2012 Archive (2)

LA Times Reports "Pesticides Suspected in Mass Die-Off of Bees"

Two studies show that a class of chemicals known as neonicotinoids created disorientation among bees and caused colonies to lose weight, which may have contributed to a mysterious die-off.

By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times

March 29 2012, 5:13 PM PDT

Scientists have identified a new suspect in the mysterious die-off of bees in recent years — a class of pesticides that appear to be lethal in indirect ways.

The complete article can be viewed…

Added by Info NM Beekeepers Association on March 31, 2012 at 9:33pm — No Comments

First Swarm of the Year

A member on our NMBKA Facebook page reported the first recorded swarm capture of the year in New Mexico! Dust off your swarm capture gear, the season is starting.

Added by Info NM Beekeepers Association on March 23, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments


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.


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