• My queens love to pick on me. I had one lay more than one egg in cells making me think I had a laying worker, yeah yeah I’m a noobie. So my queens laughed at me again. But I did learn a lot from this. Queenright hives do not have laying workers and I learned four different ways of fixing the problem of laying workers also. So it was a win win in…[Read more]

  • Kirk Gilbert posted a new activity comment 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    Feel free to drop by! One hive has good bees and a nice queen. The other three hives……Well they have good bees and the three stooges who like to pick on the beekeeper, me! LOL.

  • Kirk Gilbert posted a new activity comment 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    Update: I put the bees from the two frame nuc into a new five frame nuc and ordered another five frame nuk after doing a removal for the city. I am up to four hives now! Love these girls!

  • Kirk Gilbert posted a new activity comment 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    I get all main equipment form either Dadant And Sons or Barnyard Bees. I have purchased two five frame nuc kits from Barnyard bees and have bees in both and love them! The kit comes with five frame: body, bottom board, inner cover with top entrance, and top outer cover with metal top all good quality with pine wood (metal come with protective…[Read more]

  • Kirk Gilbert posted a new activity comment 4 months ago

    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…[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

      • Feel free to drop by! One hive has good bees and a nice queen. The other three hives……Well they have good bees and the three stooges who like to pick on the beekeeper, me! LOL.

    • Update: I put the bees from the two frame nuc into a new five frame nuc and ordered another five frame nuk after doing a removal for the city. I am up to four hives now! Love these girls!

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  • Hello everyone! New beekeeper here in Hobbs. I\’m excited to have found this site alive and buzzing andI look forward tto interacting with others here in Southern New Mexico! I currently have two ten frame hives and will be starting a two frame nuc on Friday. Is there anyone in or around Hobbs that would like to chat? Thank you!

    • 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

        • Feel free to drop by! One hive has good bees and a nice queen. The other three hives……Well they have good bees and the three stooges who like to pick on the beekeeper, me! LOL.

    • I get all main equipment form either Dadant And Sons or Barnyard Bees. I have purchased two five frame nuc kits from Barnyard bees and have bees in both and love them! The kit comes with five frame: body, bottom board, inner cover with top entrance, and top outer cover with metal top all good quality with pine wood (metal come with protective…[Read more]

    • Update: I put the bees from the two frame nuc into a new five frame nuc and ordered another five frame nuk after doing a removal for the city. I am up to four hives now! Love these girls!

  • Kirk Gilbert became a registered member 4 months, 2 weeks ago