2018 Beekeepers Summer Conference

By Mark Sommer | July 19, 2018

Join us for an afternoon with Jose Villa, Ph.D. Dr. Villa proposes a series of discussions title, “Separating Beekeeping Myths, Beliefs and Reality.” Dr. Villa…

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NM Beekeepers Association 2016 Conference, Keynote Speaker Mark Winston

By Jessie Brown | January 14, 2016

It’s All About the Bees! All are welcome to the NM Beekeepers Association 2016 Conference, February 5-6. Keynote speaker is Mark Winston, winner of the 2015 Governor General’s Literary Award for Nonfiction. Jury statement read: “…his exquisite Bee Time: Lessons from the Hive, Mark L. Winston distills a life’s devotion to the study of bees…

ZQB 2016 Starter Nucs & Queens

By Melanie Margarita Kirby | January 12, 2016

Well, well, it is now 2016 and we are officially starting our 11th year of service. It has been a roller coaster ride, to say the least- from starting with 50 hives back in 2005 to now running over 300 full size hives and 600 mating nucs each season. It may sound big but we…

NM Beekeepers Association Conference with Mark Winston

By Jessie Brown | December 17, 2015

Mark your calendars for the NM Beekeepers Association Annual Conference, All About the Bees on February 5-6, 2016 at the South Broadway Cultural Center in Albuquerque, NM. Keynote Speaker is Mark Winston, award-winning author of “Bee Time: Lessons from the hive”. You’ll find out more about Bee City USA by the remarkable Kim Bailey, and…

December Newsletter

By Jessie Brown | December 1, 2015

Our latest newsletter can be found here: December 2015 newsletter WEB In this issue NMBKA Annual Meeting with Guest Author, Mark Winston A New Mexico Beekeeper in Texas, Megan Mahoney Message from the President, Jessie Brown Teaching in Nicaragua, Melanie Kirby Make Money Beekeeping, Joe Wesbrook The Art of the Cut-Out: Part 2, Mike Kruchoski…

TEDxABQ “The Buzzing Joy of Backyard Beekeeping”

By Jessie Brown | October 20, 2015

Enjoy the TEDxABQ talk with NMBKA President, Jessie Brown.      

October News

By Jessie Brown | October 12, 2015

Good morning beekeepers and honeybee friends, here are some items of interest. Certified Beekeepers Program Now Accepting Applications, 2016 You are invited to apply for the 2016 Certified Beekeepers Program, in Albuquerque, NM. This comprehensive 2 year program provides quality education on backyard beekeeping in the context of responsible urban farming. Classes include supervised, hands-on-lessons,…

Certified Beekeepers Program; You’re invited to apply

By Jessie Brown | October 9, 2015

The Certified Beekeepers Apprentice Program is organized through the New Mexico Beekeepers Association in cooperation with the City of Albuquerque. This comprehensive program provides quality education on backyard beekeeping in the context of responsible urban farming. Classes are taught by recognized, expert New Mexico beekeepers and include supervised, hands-on lessons, using top-bar and Langstroth honeybee…

The Push for Bee City USA Designation in Albuquerque

By Jessie Brown | October 8, 2015

We are currently moving towards a broad based community effort to create a pollinator friendly city in Albuquerque, NM. This effort is spearheaded by Anita Amstutz, NMBKA BOD and Abq Beeks Co-Chair. Public discussions began October 7, 2015. Find out more about the local efforts to create a Bee City USA here: Bee City USA, Albuquerque,…

September Newsletter

By Jessie Brown | September 1, 2015

Our latest newsletter can be found here: NMBKA Newsletter Sept 2015 In this issue Take Action for Pollinators, Loretta McGrath Message from the President, Jessie Brown Yellow Flowers of Fall, Kate Whealen and Betty Sperlich The Art of the CUT OUT, Mike Kruchoski Photos by John Denne A call out for NMBKA Auditing and Nominating…

Bee Time: Lessons From the Hive – Book Review

By Anita Amstutz | August 6, 2015

Bee Time: Lessons From the Hive By Mark Winston/Academic Director of the Center for Dialogue at Simon Fraser U. Professor in the Depart. Of Biological sciences (Cambridge, MA: Harvard U. Press, 2014) Reviewed by Anita Amstutz Winston begins his book as an illustrious researcher and keeper of bees for over 40 years. He was one…

Ryan Hiles- Beekeeping in New Mexico, 2017

By Jessie Brown | April 11, 2017

Ryan Hiles presents on Beekeeping in New Mexico at the NM Beekeepers Association 2017 “Business of the Bee Conference.”  

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NM Beekeepers 2016-2017 Survey

By Jessie Brown | May 4, 2017

You can find the survey here: NM Beekeepers 2016-2017 Survey If you keep honeybees in New Mexico, take a few minutes to answer 28 questions.…

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Swarm alert!

By Jessie Brown | June 17, 2012

I have been very impressed by the build up of the BeeWeaver bees that I have, but not impressed enough apparently. Two of my five…

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Honeybee Removal

By Jessie Brown | September 5, 2014

Our members of the NM Beekeepers Association can consult with you for removing honeybees from structures, trees, etc. Find a beekeeper near you at: http://nmbeekeepers.org/bee-removal-nm/ Many…

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Certified Beekeepers Apprentice Program

The Certified Beekeepers Apprentice Program is organized through the New Mexico Beekeepers Association in cooperation with the City of Albuquerque. This comprehensive program provides quality…

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Certified Beekeepers Program; You’re invited to apply

By Jessie Brown | October 9, 2015

The Certified Beekeepers Apprentice Program is organized through the New Mexico Beekeepers Association in cooperation with the City of Albuquerque. This comprehensive program provides quality…

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LANGSTROTH HIVES

It’s A ‘Super Deal’!

So what is the ideal amount of supers required after installing that 1st package of bees, or for that matter, any single story honey bee…

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TOP BAR HIVES

Top Bar

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Topbar Hive Plans

T.J. Carr and John Bradford have a beautifully engineered plan for a top bar hive. You can find the newly updated plans, released October of…

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