New Mexico


New Mexico Beekeepers Association serves Beekeepers in the state of New Mexico. Our mission is to help local beekeeping organizations, assist the agricultural community, promote the importance of the honeybee in the environment, promote beekeeping, bee products and more. We provide a forum for cooperation among beekeepers and support the economic viability of the beekeeping industry.

NMBKA Summer Conference

How do I Attend?

NMBKA Members

Admission the the 2021 Summer Conference is included in your 2021 membership.  You will receive an email about July 10th with a link to the on-line event and then email reminders one week and one hour before the event.  

Not sure if you have paid your 2021 membership dues?  Send an email to to check status.

Non Members

If you would like to attend, just join NMBKA and pay your membership dues for 2021. Dues are only $30.00 and entitles you to all the benefits.  You will receive the link to the on-line event within 5 days and reminders one week and one hour before the event.

To join, click on the the button below and you will be directed to our membership sign up page.

Online Silent Auction

We have an excellent collections items in our Silent Auction.  Before the Conference and between breaks, we invite you to check them out.

Great Lineup of Speakers for Our Summer Conference Webinar August 7, 2021

Wes Brittenham as a lifelong gardener has designed and cared for a wide variety of landscapes and gardens. As the Farm and Landscape Manager at Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm, he oversees 25 acres of lush gardens, vegetables, herbs, native grass and wildflower meadows, and three acres of lavender. Wes has worked with beekeepers and bees for over a decade and keeps hives on the farm, both top bar and the AZ Slovenian hives. His passion for pollinators influences the gardens in his care.

Presentation: Delights of Earthly Gardens

Jennifer Han is a post-doctoral researcher at Washington State University in Pullman. A former landscape architect, she left that profession to pursue her scientific interests. She earned her PhD in plant biology studying genetics to improve plant breeding. She is currently researching the efficacy of Metarhizium, a fungus that kills arthropods, as a biocontrol agent against varroa mites. She hopes to develop fungal strains with minimal negative impacts to honey bees.

Presentation: Is Varroa Control Possible Without Chemical Miticides?

Julia Mahood is a Georgia Master Beekeeper who has been keeping bees since 2004. She created the citizen science website to gather data on Drone Congregation Areas. Julia was awarded the Georgia Beekeeper of the year in 2018. A graphic artist, she designed the Georgia “Save the Honey Bee” license plate. She is passionate about education and teaches beekeeping in Georgia prisons and is active in her local and state bee organizations.

Presentation: The Games of Drones

Randy Oliver has kept bees for most of his life, and views beekeeping through the eyes of a biologist, researcher, and nature lover. He makes his living as a commercial beekeeper, and maintains the website Randy is a popular writer in the bee journals and an invited speaker worldwide, sharing his knowledge of bee biology, colony health issues, and practical beekeeping management.

Presentations: Concepts in Varroa Management and Reading the Combs

Tina Sebestyen keeps bees in top bar, Langstroth, and long Langstroth hives. She is the founder of the Four Corners Beekeepers Association and past vice-president of the Colorado State Beekeepers Association. She is currently working to produce the Master Beekeeper Program for the state of Colorado. She writes for the American Bee Journal and Bee Culture magazines from her farm in SW Colorado, and speaks about bees everywhere she gets the chance.

Presentation: All About the Queen

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