• E. Lambert posted a new activity comment 1 week, 1 day ago

    Good to hear that the 2-frame nucs are doing well. I plan to use 3-frame sections in a queen hotel. So a total of 9 frames in a box with 3 separate rooms to create 3 separate queens. I have heard that 3 frames have more bees to control hive beetles and other pests. But a queen hotel could produce one more queen by putting 2 frames in each room. So…[Read more]

  • E. Lambert posted a new activity comment 1 week, 2 days ago

    How are the nucs coming along?

    • The two frame nuc is doing well. They love their new queen more than the candy in her cage. 7 days and wouldn’t touch the candy so i ended up doing a direct release yesterday. She tried to fly but went in the box like she owns it. That’s also how she walks on the brood frame. I guess the hive equipment belongs to them not us lol. My bees got very…[Read more]

      • Good to see the interaction. Kirk, I am going to be in Hobbs sometime within the next week. Probably next weekend and would like to drop in and meet you. Regards, Bob Reneau, VP NMBKA

      • Good to hear that the 2-frame nucs are doing well. I plan to use 3-frame sections in a queen hotel. So a total of 9 frames in a box with 3 separate rooms to create 3 separate queens. I have heard that 3 frames have more bees to control hive beetles and other pests. But a queen hotel could produce one more queen by putting 2 frames in each room. So…[Read more]

  • Hello, I am interested in doing some beekeeping. I can’t keep hives where I live, which is in Las Cruces. So is there a beekeeper near Cruces that I could work with or help out?
    Recently I made a video of a beehive design for a long horizontal hive. You can see the video on youtube at this link.


    I have…[Read more]

  • E. Lambert posted a new activity comment 1 month ago

    The key to prevent wax moth is to make sure the colony is strong and fills up the hive. If you leave empty space, like putting on too many supers when there aren’t enough bees to fill them, then you are making it easier for the wax moth to set up a home. Also, check around the sides of the hive for cracks that a moth could fly through.

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