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May News

Greetings from the NM Beekeepers Association,

Enjoy the latest beekeeping events and news around New Mexico.

Events
Join the New Mexico Beekeepers Association for our National Pollinator Week Kick off Event. We are bringing in Les Crowder, Internationally renowned top bar beekeeper and author, Top-Bar Beekeeping to speak in Las Cruces, Albuquerque and Santa Fe on June 12-13, 2015. Check our website for times and locations.

Hold onto your hats, the American Honey Producers Association will be holding it’s 2016 Annual Convention and Trade show, at the Embassy Suites in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Mark your calendars for Jan 5-9, 2016. http://www.ahpanet.com

The Western Apicultural Society, in conjunction with the Colorado Beekeepers Association will be holding their 2015 Conference in Boulder, CO, this October 1-3, 2015. See you there! http://ucanr.edu/sites/was2/

News
USDA and NMDA Honeybee Survey
The NM Beekeepers Association is working with the USDA and NMDA to conduct the 2015 Honeybee Sampling Survey. We are currently looking for bee yards with at least 8 Langstroth hives on a single property for pest/ disease and pesticide sampling. Email us at survey@nmbeekeepers.org to get your yard on our sampling list for this summer. We are looking for apiaries all around NM.

Website and Social Media
Did you miss our 2015 Annual Meeting? You can now find the talks by Dr. Marla Spivak and Beth Conrey on our website.

The NM Beekeepers Association has a Facebook Page, where you can keep up to date with local news and events. Find our page by searching for the NM Beekeepers Association.

Programs we are currently working on
Due to a generous grant the NM Beekeepers Association has received, we have begun work on a couple of projects:
1. Educational Handouts- We are currently developing a series of educational handouts, focusing on everything from How to Become a Beekeeper to Pollinator Friendly Plantings. Keep us in mind for educational resources this summer.
2. Classes around NM- Starting this summer, we will begin traveling around New Mexico, meeting with different beekeepers around the State and teaching beekeeping classes. Hope to see you there. If you are interested in more information, you can contact us at info@nmbeekeepers.org.

Welcome
We welcome Anita Amstutz, Co-Chair of the Abq Beeks as a Board Member at Large to the New Mexico Beekeepers Association.

Enjoy the swarm season,
Jessie Brown
President of the NM Beekeepers Association
president@nmbeekeepers.org

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