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2020 NMBKA Board Nominations

The 2020 conference and annual meeting is slightly more than three months away. As you know, we have elections during our annual meeting and want to reach out to all of you that might be considering participating on the board. If you, or someone you know, would like to participate on the NMBKA board and…

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April 2019 Pollinator News is Out!

You can read it here by creating an account on https://www.nmbeesocial.org (NMBKA’s Social Networking Website) and clicking on the news forum. https://www.nmbeesocial.org/forumthread10-April-2019-Pollinator-News News Letter Topics RT25: EPA Updates the Data Are We Approaching The Next Silent Spring? A Troubling Discovery in the Deepest Ocean Trenches Honey Bee Colony Numbers Bee Microbiomes Podcasts for Beekeepers Interior Nominee Intervened to Block Report…

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Honey Bee Vaccine

Trying to help honey bees in the struggle with disease has been a priority of beekeepers and we now have a new tool.  Check out this article. Scientists create edible honey bee vaccine to protect them from deadly diseases

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2019 Annual Conference Schedule

Friday, February 1 12:00-1:00PM Doors Open for Registration 1:00-1:15PM MC Frank Gibbons, Ph.D. – Welcome and Introductions 1:15:2:15PM Michael Bush – Natural Cell Size for Varroa Control 2:20-3:00PM Steve Baca – Pesticide Labels and Pollinator Protection 3:00-3:20PM BREAK 3:25-4:00PM Lu Lu Sage – Viruses & Fungi & Parasites, Oh My! Honey Bee Disease Transmission to…

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2019 Beekeepers Annual Conference

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…

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The Insect Apocalypse is Here

While bees are our primary focus here, they are part of a greater category of animals – namely insects. Insects are under threat. Please have a look at the following article to see how much of a threat insects are under. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/27/magazine/insect-apocalypse.html

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2018 Beekeepers Summer Conference Agenda

South Broadway Cultural Center 1025 Broadway SE, Albuquerque, NM 87104 DRAFT AGENDA 9:30 – 11:30 Workshop at the Bee Yard, and Monitoring for Varroa. Open Space Visitor Center with Dr. Jose Villa and Craig Noorlander. Reserved for students of the NMBKA Certified Beekeeper Program. Limit 20. Contact Mark Sommer to confirm your attendance. 11:30 –…

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