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Eclipse Observation- How will it affect the bees?

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…

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Added by Info NM Beekeepers Association on May 16, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Can you spot yourself from last weekend's spring fling?

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. …

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Added by Info NM Beekeepers Association on May 16, 2012 at 8:49pm — No Comments

Ken Hays Annual Beekeeping Seminar Pics

Here are some more photos of last weekend's lecture, taken by Board Member Carl Soderberg. 

       

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Added by Info NM Beekeepers Association on May 14, 2012 at 8:41am — No Comments

Nationwide Beekeeper Survey for Pesticide- Related Bee Kills

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. …

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Added by Info NM Beekeepers Association on May 12, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments

NMBKA Presents Author Michael Bush

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 …

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Added by Info NM Beekeepers Association on May 4, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Abq Beeks Yearly Survey

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!

13 Questions About Beekeeping in Albuquerque

Added by Info NM Beekeepers Association on May 1, 2012 at 7:47pm — No Comments

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…

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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…
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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, Wired.com

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 …

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Added by Info NM Beekeepers Association on April 12, 2012 at 5:40pm — No Comments

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.



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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

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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