Posts by Jessie Brown

Rare Bumblebee Rediscovered in New Mexico

The most rare U.S. species of bumblebee, last seen in 1956, has turned up once again in the White Mountains of south-central New Mexico. Called “Cockerell’s Bumblebee,” this prized pollinator is known from an area of less than 300 square miles, giving it the most limited range of any bumblebee species in the world. “Most…

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Bee-Rustling

by Brad Woodard / KHOU 11 News khou.com March 13, 2012 HOUSTON – Reports of bee thefts are up, and the worst drought in state history is at least partially to blame, local bee experts say. “Bees are in short supply right now,” said Jennifer Scott, who also belongs to the Harris County Beekeepers Association. …

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Bee Informed National Management and Winter Loss Survey

Dear Beekeepers-   The Bee Informed Partnership is a large collaboration between research institutions, Universities and beekeepers from all over the country. We are funded for 5 years by USDA/NIFA (U.S. Department of Agriculture/National Institute of Food and Agriculture).  If you have taken the National Winter Loss survey anytime in the past 5 years, that…

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Michael Bush is coming to New Mexico

We are pleased to announce that NMBKA will be bringing in Michael Bush, author of Practical Beekeeper, Beekeeping Naturally Saturday, July 7, 2012. We are still working on the details of location and times. You can find more information on Michael Bush on his website bushfarms.com Planners: Les Crowder, Heather Harrell, Kate Whealen, Melanie Kirby, Mark…

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“The Strange Disappearance of Bees”

NMBKA is working on the purchase and showing of “The Strange Disappearance of Bees” initially at the Guild Theater in Albuquerque, NM. This event will most likely happen in early August. Keep your eyes open for more information. 

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Our Annual Spring Gathering was a Great Success!

Thanks to everyone who came to Hays Honey Farm for our annual gathering. We had over 200 people and speakers from all over the state.   Mark your calendars for next year’s event:   May 12, 2012 Hays Honey Farm, Bosque Farms, NM    For more information on the next Spring Gathering: http://nmbeekeepers.ning.com/events/spring-beekeeping-seminar

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