Join us for an afternoon with beekeeper, author, and teacher Michael Bush. Mr. Bush proposes a series of talks, tentatively titled:

Natural Cell Size for Varroa Control
Swarm Prevention and Splits
Top Bar Hives, Pros and Cons

Mr. Bush will be selling and signing his book, The Practical Beekeeper, Beekeeping Naturally, developed from his popular website

Michael Bush

Michael will be joined by Steve Baca, Lu Lu Sage, Ken Sexton, Judith Phillips, Wes Brittenham, Sue George, Tina Sebestyen, and others.

Michael Bush is one of the leading proponents of treatment free beekeeping. He has been keeping bees since the mid 70s, usually from two to seven hives up until the year 2000. Varroa forced more experimentation which required more hives and the number has grown steadily over the years. By 2008 it was about 200 hives. He is active on many of the Beekeeping forums with last count at more than 50,000 posts between all of them. He has had an eclectic set of careers from printing and graphic arts, to construction to computer programming.

Free for NMBKA members, $30 for non-members

South Broadway Cultural Center
1025 Broadway SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102


  1. Ann Hooser on January 4, 2019 at 5:00 PM

    Is there a page to sign up to attend the conference?

    • DJ on January 4, 2019 at 6:59 PM

      We’ll check for membership at the gate. (Members get in free.) You can show proof of paid membership like an email of your receipt. Or we can look it up for you. You’ll also have the opportunity to renew your yearly membership at the gate if you haven’t already.

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