Info NM Beekeepers Association's Blog – April 2012 Archive (6)

A New Bee That Sips Sweat

A great article in the Wall Street Journal about a newly discovered native bee in New York City, Lasioglossum gotham, that sips sweat from humans: 

Lasioglossum gotham in WSJ

Added by Info NM Beekeepers Association on April 29, 2012 at 7:58pm — No Comments

April Board Meeting Recap

Hi everyone, we had a fantastic Board Meeting for NMBKA last night and here are some of the highlights:

-We are working on the final planning stages for bringing Michael Bush to New Mexico on July 7th. Many thanks to John Gagne for for being persistent. It took a few years to finally get a date and location for our upcoming lecture. 

-Check your inboxes in early July, our next newsletter will be in a digital…


Added by Info NM Beekeepers Association on April 28, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments

Bee Removal

There is a woman who has bees in her log cabin in Thoreau. If anybody is that area and is interested in removing them, you can find more information on our facebook page. Barry Digman is the contact.

Added by Info NM Beekeepers Association on April 24, 2012 at 7:41am — No Comments

Bee Larvae Needed in Espanola for Baby Birds

Hi All,
I work at The Wildlife Center in Espanola and are awaiting the influx of orphaned songbirds that will start arriving in the next week or so.  We often need bee larvae to feed many of the nestlings, especially those that are insect eaters. Would anyone be willing to donate some bee larvae?  I'm just getting started as a bee keeper and don't even have my bees yet.  I'm not sure about the best way to extract the larvae, I guess just cutting a section of comb out?  It can…

Added by Info NM Beekeepers Association on April 23, 2012 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Controversy Deepens Over Pesticides and Bee Collapse by Brandon Keim,

A controversial new study of honeybee deaths has deepened a bitter dispute over whether the developed world’s most popular pesticides are causing an ecological catastrophe.

Researchers led by biologist Chensheng Lu of Harvard University report a direct link between hive health and dietary exposure to imidacloprid, a so-called neonicotinoid pesticide linked to …


Added by Info NM Beekeepers Association on April 12, 2012 at 5:40pm — 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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