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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.

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The Push for Bee City USA Designation in Albuquerque

We are currently moving towards a broad based community effort to create a pollinator friendly city in Albuquerque, NM. This effort is spearheaded by Anita Amstutz, NMBKA BOD and Abq Beeks Co-Chair. Public discussions began October 7, 2015. Find out more about the local efforts to create a Bee City USA here: Bee City USA, Albuquerque,…

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A Big Earth Day Sized Thank You!

Thank you to our volunteers, Carrie, Mary, Paul, Mike and Blanche Griffin, Mike Fickling, Mike Kruchoski, Lara Lovell and Tom Day for braving 25 mile per hour winds to talk about bees at the NM Beekeeper Association booth at La Montanita’s Earth Day Festival. The team talked about how to become a beekeeper, pollinator plantings…

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A New Bee That Sips Sweat

A great article in the Wall Street Journal about a newly discovered native bee in New York City, Lasioglossum gotham, that sips sweat from humans:  Lasioglossum gotham in WSJ

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Rare Bumblebee Rediscovered in New Mexico

The most rare U.S. species of bumblebee, last seen in 1956, has turned up once again in the White Mountains of south-central New Mexico. Called “Cockerell’s Bumblebee,” this prized pollinator is known from an area of less than 300 square miles, giving it the most limited range of any bumblebee species in the world. “Most…

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