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
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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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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:
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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…Continue
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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.
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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 …Continue
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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.Continue
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…
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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.
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