Newsletters

Keep up to date with beekeeping news around the state with our digital New Mexico Beekeepers Association Newsletter.
 
 
In this issue:
 
Winter solstice greetings to you, our members!
 
Attached is your 2020 Winter Newsletter, packed with pictures,
beekeeping stories, and research. Here are some highlights:
  • Our 2021 February conference coming your way via Zoom
  • Announcing your new and improved website
  • No-fear facts about murder hornets
  • Heat vs chemicals to deal with mites
  • Taking care where your bees come from
  • Progress on neonics legislation and the senator sponsoring
  • Les Crowder on getting to know your bees
  • Mahonia – an evergreen to admire year round
  • Harvesting your honey – Lang or top bar, it’s never easy, always rewarding
Winter solstice greetings to you, our members!
Attached is your 2020 Winter Newsletter, packed with pictures,
beekeeping stories, and research. Here are some highlights:
Our 2021 February conference coming your way via Zoom
Announcing your new and improved website
No-fear facts about murder hornets
Heat vs chemicals to deal with mites
Taking care where your bees come from
Progress on neonics legislation and the senator sponsoring it
Les Crowder on getting to know your bees
Mahonia – an evergreen to admire year round
Harvesting your honey – Lang or top bar, it’s never easy, always

NMBKA Newsletter September 2020

In this issue:

  • Bears invade apiaries and some methods to deter them
  • How Les Crowder controls mites without chemicals
  • Vitex trees invite bees to feast
  • Neonics kill bees! Check out actions in progress to restrict or ban their use
  • Detailed instructions: How to build your own observation hive
  • Ever get stung on your face? You aren’t alone
  • Do fireworks make for angry bees
  • Check out links to the Pollination Celebration presentations
  • Our past president Jessie Brown receives a Lifetime Achievement Award

NMBKA Newsletter June 2020

In this issue:

  • Varroa and COVID-19
  • Generational Beekeeping
  • Pollinator Protection License Plate
  • Nepeta-Perennial voted most likely to succeed

NMBKA Newsletter March 2020

In this issue:

  • Managing Africanized Bees
  • Prepping for Splits
  • Rosemary, a Bee Favorite
  • Report a Swarm contacts

NMBKA Newsletter June 2017

In this issue:

  • Albuquerque Kicks off “Bee City” Summer
  • Growing up on Bosque Farm
  • Field Day: Bees and Oregano
  • Beekeeping in the Yucatan

NMBKA Newsletter March 2017

In this issue:

  • Annual Meeting
  • Beekeeping in the Zuni Mountains
  • Solar Wax Melter
  • Beeks Around NM
  • ABF/AHPA National Conference

NMBKA Newsletter December 2016

In this issue:

  • Report from the Charles Mark Apitherapy Course and Conference
  • Beeks Around NM
  • Bees in the Classroom
  • 2017 Annual Meeting

NMBKA Newsletter September 2016

In this issue:

  • It’s Official, Albuquerque is a “Bee City USA”
  • NM State Fair
  • Honey Beer
  • Test for Varroa Mites
  • Top Bar Harvest Time
  • Book Review: Safe to Chew

NMBKA Newsletter June 2016

In this issue:

  • Beekeeper Travel Diary: Toulouse, France
  • Bee Aware Day in New Mexico
  • ABQ Sites Protect Pollinators
  • Matching Beekeepers and Farmers

NMBKA Newsletter March 2016

In this issue:

  • 2016 Annual Meeting Recap, Jessie Brown
  • Changing Seasons, Changing Habits, Protecting Pollinators, Anita Amstutz
  • Make Money Beekeeping, Joe Wesbrook
  • The Art of the Cut-Out, Mike Kruchoski
  • AHPA Spotlights Bee Health, Honey Quality, Raymond Espinoza

NMBKA Newsletter December 2015

In this issue:

  • NMBKA Annual Meeting with Guest Author, Mark Winston
  • A New Mexico Beekeeper in Texas, Megan Mahoney
  • Message from the President, Jessie Brown
  • Teaching in Nicaragua, Melanie Kirby
  • Make Money Beekeeping, Joe Wesbrook
  • The Art of the Cut-Out: Part 2, Mike Kruchoski
  • Photos by John Denne

NMBKA Newsletter Sept 2015

In this issue:

  • Take Action for Pollinators, by Loretta McGrath
  • Message from the President, by Jessie Brown
  • Extracting Honey From a Langstroth Hive, by Craig Noorlander
  • Roadside Attractions: Yellow Flowers of Fall, by Kate Whealen and Betty Sperlich
  • The Art of the Cut-Out, by Mike Kruchoski
  • Upcoming Events

NMBKA June 2015

In this issue

  • The Brood Squad, by Melanie Kirby
  • Message from the President, by Jessie Brown
  • Make Money From Your Beekeeping, by Joe Wesbrook
  • Featured Photographer, John Denne
  • Upcoming Events
  • Honeybee Survey

NMBKA March 2015

In this issue:

  • 2015 NM Beekeepers Annual Mtg Review, by Jessie Brown
  • Think Global, Breed Local, by Melanie Kirbie
  • Beekeeping in New Mexico, Part two of four, by Janet Yagoda
  • Apiary Location, by Phill Remick
  • The Beekeeper in Winter, by Paul Kline
  • American Beekeeping Federation, A New Bee’s Perspective, by Mike Nakamura
  • Featured Photographer, Randy Swartz

NMBKA December 2014

In this issue:

  • The history of beekeeping in NM
  • An update on Small Hive Beetle
  • The Certified Beekeepers Apprentice Program
  • Find out our guest speaker for our Annual Meeting, Feb 6-7, 2015
  • Prize winning honeybee images from the NM State Fair

NMBKA Issue 1 April 2014

In this issue:

  • Meet the new President, Jessie Brown
  • Topbar and Langstroth
  • What is Certified Beeks?

NM_Beekeepers_Assn_2013_January

In this issue:

  • Bees in the news
  • Meet our Board Member Nominations for 2013
  • The Western Apicultural Society is coming to NM

NMBKA Issue 1 October 2012

In this issue:

  • We reveal the Guest Speaker for the Annual Meeting in January, 2013
  • Read the draft of Bylaws that we will be voting on in January, 2013
  • Get involved in our First Ever Swap Meet