Hello all, I’m new to bee keeping and i’m looking for a local group in the Farmington 4 corners area. I have one longstroth hive and, I’m waiting for my first order of bee’s to come in. very excited but, afraid I will loose my bee’s. glad I found this site.
Hello, I’m new here too. I am in Bloomfield. My husband raised bees as a kid. We are in our 2nd year of beekeeping here. Our bees bought at IFA last year have done great! We caught a swarm last fall in Aztec and provided a hive for them there. We just picked up more bees Saturday. Good luck!
mine are coming from Pigeon mountain bee keeping. sometime around my 27th. a little late but, I had a hard time finding any packages. there’s a guy down in albq area that might have some left.
Actually just checked, they should be coming around April 25th.
Howdy all, I’m teaching a beginning beekeeping class this Saturday, Nov 5 from 10-noon at the Santa Fe County Extension Office. Pass on the word if you know any new beeks in the area. 3229 Rodeo Rd, Santa Fe. It’s free! We’ll be talking about Bee 101, Plants for Pollinators, Swarm Suppression and there will be honey tastings.
Hi. I am wondering if anyone knows if it is too late in the season to split a hive in Northern, NM? What would I want to look out for?
Just a quick question, are you splitting hoping that the colony raises their own queen or are you re-queening a split with a fair number of bees with open brood and larvae?
Well, that’s kind of what I was wondering. My thought was I would need to purchase a queen because of time but I thought I would ask what other’s with experience thought. I don’t know if there really would be enough time either way?
Thanks for your reply.
I just re-queened 2 hives yesterday with fertile queens. Some folks re-queen in late summer early fall. You would be set back longer if you tried to let them raise their own queen with the virgin trying to complete mating flights with the small number of drones about. I would go with a mated queen if you really want to split.…[Read more]
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