Affiliates

Think Like A Bee

Thinklikeabee is a grassroots organization that, well, quite frankly, tries to think like a bee. What do bees need to stay healthy? What can we do to support their hard work as pollinators? How can we learn from their highly collaborative social structures in the hive? How can we work to-gether with other pollinator protection groups, beekeeper associations, faith communities, neighborhood and civic organizations, and agriculture for healthy pollinator practices, habitat and a sustainable food system for the future?

Our main goal is to keep our hardworking bee friends happy and healthy—and in turn it will also help other charismatic pollinator fauna such as birds, bats and butterflies. Over 70% of our favorite foods are pollinated by bees. That’s one in every three bites. A few are raspberries, strawberries, cherries, peaches, cucumbers, avocados, broccoli, nuts, and coffee. Albert Einstein reportedly said that if bees disappeared, hu-mans would have about four years.

Bees are endlessly fascinating and beautiful. At Thinklikeabee, our mission is to create a web of friendly relationships between humans and pollinators so that we might build an inter-dependent community. By cre-ating a healthy home and pollinator-friendly practices for bees—clean wa-ter, chemical-free flowers and continuous habitat from spring to fall—we will also create a healthy future for ourselves and our kids.

Website: https://thinklikeabee.org
Point of Contact: Anita Amstutz
Email: anita@thinklikeabee.org

New Mexico State University Extension Program

The College of Agriculture, Consume, and Environmental Sciences Cooperative Extension Service exists to serve all New Mexicans, wherever they live. They reach every corner of New Mexico thanks to 54 offices statewide—there’s at least one in each of New Mexico’s 33 counties. They provide a wide range of research-based information, and deliver that knowledge in whatever way it is needed. They have more than 250 faculty and staff, along with nearly 11,000 volunteers, all dedicated to improving the quality of life for their fellow New Mexicans through discovery.

The Agricultural Science Center at Los Lunas was established in 1957. The center primarily serves the Middle Rio Grande area and portions of central New Mexico.

Current entomology research programs are focused on improving understanding of an integrated pest and pollinator management approach to insect control while maintaining beneficial insect populations.

Discover additional information and locate your county extension agent on their website.  https://extension.nmsu.edu

Certified Colony Program

New Mexico Beekeepers Association adopted a Certified Colony Program to support the local organization. Any local beekeeper organization in New Mexico may request to become a Certified Colony. The organization must adhere to the bylaws of NMBKA and share the same vision and mission. Certified Colonies will benefit from a 501(c)(3) status through a Group Exemption Letter. The Certified Colony will also have a representative on the NMBKA board. To request an application to become a Certified Colony please send an email request to nmbka.certified.colony@nmbeekeepers.org

Las Cruces Area

Paseo Del Norte Beekeepers Association
Website: https://www.pdnbeekeepers.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1033608906717160
Points of Contact:
Las Cruces: Tom Soltero (505) 934-2178 Email: tom@pdnbeekeepers.org
El Paso: Josh Meier (830) 357-8207 Email: josh@pdnbeekeepers.org

Local Affiliates

New Mexico Beekeepers Association support all the local grassroot organizations throughout the state of New Mexico. We encourage the formation of local groups to promote the education of beekeeping to the public. If you have started a local club or group and wish to be included in the following directory, please email nmbka.state.organizations@nmbeekeepers.org

Albuquerque Area

Albuquerque Beekeepers (ABQ Beeks)
Website: https://abqbeeks.ning.com
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1894495293914135
Point of Contact: Ashley Veihl, aveihl@unm.edu

 

Alamogordo & Ruidoso Area

Sacramento Mountains Beekeepers
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/483236118374096/
Point of Contact: Rob Sheplar, (575) 687-2343, rob@theriver.com

Carlsbad, Artesia and Roswell Area

Pecos Valley Beekeepers Association
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/143471613750030
Points of Contact:
Carlsbad: Efrain Nieto (575) 302-0737
Roswell: Hugo Hernandez  (505) 410-1781  Email: hherna01@gmail.com
Roswell and Artesia: Kevin Thatcher (575) 973-7422 Email: snugharborcollect@icloud.com

Clovis Area

High Plains Beekeepers
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1670238479881226/
Point of Contact: Paul Hopkins (575)799-9642. Email: ephopkins@plateautel.net

Cotton City/Hildago County Area

Southwest NM Beekeepers
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2299960260060163/
Point of Contact: Kyle Josefy (575) 496-1037

Farmington Area/San Juan County

Four Corners Beekeeping
Website: http://4cornersbeekeepers.com/
Point of Contact:
Email: president@4cornersbeekeepers.com 
Phone: (970) 884-8190

San Juan County Beekeepers
Website: 

https://sanjuanextension.nmsu.edu/bee-keeping-in-the-four-.html

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sjcbeekeepers/
Point of Contact: Bonnie Hopkins, Email: bhopkins@nmsu.edu

Las Cruces Area

Paseo Del Norte Beekeepers Association
Website: https://www.pdnbeekeepers.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1033608906717160
Points of Contact:
Las Cruces: Tom Soltero (505) 934-2178 Email: tom@pdnbeekeepers.org
El Paso: Josh Meier (830) 357-8207 Email: josh@pdnbeekeepers.org

Mesilla Valley Top Bar Beekeepers
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/946568402534332
Point of Contact: Anita Feil Email anitalfeil@gmail.com

Santa Fe Area

Sangre De Cristo Beekeepers
Website: https://sdcbeeks.org/report-swarm/
Point of Contact: Kate Whealan Email: katewhealen@earthlink.net

Santa Teresa and El Paso Area

Paseo Del Norte Beekeepers Association
Website: https://pdnbeekeepers.org/reportaswarm/
Point of Contact: Josh Meier (830) 357-8207

Silver City/Grant County Area

Grant County Beekeepers
Website: https://www.grantcountynmbeekeepers.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1413205049004529
Point of Contact:
Email: grantcountynmbeekeepers@gmail.com