Just got a call from NM Game & Fish. The person delivering the fences, Gerry, has a family emergency and will not be delivering the fences this week . We have tentatively rescheduled for May 29th in Ruidoso and May 30th in Cloudcroft. Hope the bears find other attractions until then...
Hi Rob! There's a small group of folks in the Silver City area who are looking to establish several home-based A. m. ligustica hives this spring/summer. We've been waiting on package bees we ordered by mail but were just informed by the supplier that they just had several shipments tragically cooked (killed) by UPS and will not be shipping any more soon. I have family in High Rolls and now we are wondering if anyone in the area can sell us a few packages or nucs of bees? A couple of us can drive out and get them whenever is convenient. We will be using reclaimed Langstroth hives from the Mimbres. Hoping to hear from you soon! Thanks very much.
Thanks Rob for all the Info. & stopping by. I dont know much about Bee keeping yet, But willing to learn and want to get started on a hive or two, since my bees left, weve been lonely with out them! once again Thanks!
Thanks for the feedback on the bees that you got from me. It is always good to hear about them. You can order them on line at http://papabearshoney.com/bees .html starting in 1st of November. I ordered 400 last year and sold out. I will probably do the same this year of might try to bump it up to 500. I will keep you posted. Please keep in touch and let me know how the bees are doing and if you have any questions please contact me.
My Honeybee Genetic bees are doing well. They have found a way to access the neighbor's hummingbird feeders. I thank them everytime I see them for feeding my bees! There will be about 20 bees on each "bloom" of the feeder at a time and more waiting.
On the other hand, how can we keep the bees out of the feeders? We have lots of bloom which the bees are also visiting. It is all a joke right now but may not be in the future if it continues.
Another problem is that the lady disolves the hummingbird feed in boiling water. I had understood that that was a bad practice for bees.
I have an Italian queen and she as well as the rest of the hive, is very gentle.I see from the posts that many of you have chosen Carnolian queens. What are the advantages of each> Does anyone know?
We are all fine here in the high desert and enjoying the summer. The kids are active and busy with many activities, guitar playing, biking and all that healthy country stuff. No TV which was a shock to them at first. Several of you had asked about my family and I thank you for that
Thank you for the welcome. My husband just took a class from Les Crowder and is busy building his topbar hives. Thought I would follow along with this part of his "farming". He farms in Il yet, until he comes out here full time. I am here now.
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