2019 Beekeepers Annual Conference

By Mark Sommer | December 10, 2018

Join us for an afternoon with beekeeper, author, and teacher Michael Bush. Mr. Bush proposes a series of talks, tentatively titled: Natural Cell Size for Varroa Control Swarm Prevention and Splits Top Bar Hives, Pros and Cons Mr. Bush will be selling and signing his book, The Practical Beekeeper, Beekeeping Naturally, developed from his popular website http://www.bushfarms.com/bees.htm Michael will be joined by Steve Baca, Lu Lu Sage, Ken Sexton, Judith Phillips, Wes Brittenham, Sue George, Tina Sebestyen, and others. Michael Bush is one of the leading proponents of treatment free beekeeping. He has been keeping bees since the mid 70s,...

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2019 Annual Conference Schedule

By Mark Sommer | December 10, 2018

Friday, February 1 12:00-1:00PM Doors Open for Registration 1:00-1:15PM MC Frank Gibbons, Ph.D. – Welcome and Introductions 1:15:2:15PM Michael Bush – Natural Cell Size for Varroa Control 2:20-3:00PM Steve Baca – Pesticide Labels and Pollinator Protection 3:00-3:20PM BREAK 3:25-4:00PM Lu Lu Sage – Viruses & Fungi & Parasites, Oh My! Honey Bee Disease Transmission to…

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Honey Bee Vaccine

By Mark Sommer | December 12, 2018

Trying to help honey bees in the struggle with disease has been a priority of beekeepers and we now have a new tool.  Check out this article. Scientists create edible honey bee vaccine to protect them from deadly diseases

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Making Honey and Medicine a Local Affair

By Jessie Brown | April 18, 2016

Dr. Stephen Rankin and Dr. Don Hyder present at the NM Beekeepers Association Annual Meeting, “All About the Bees”.   Dr. Don Hyder Member of…

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NM Beekeepers 2016-2017 Survey

By Jessie Brown | May 4, 2017

You can find the survey here: NM Beekeepers 2016-2017 Survey If you keep honeybees in New Mexico, take a few minutes to answer 28 questions.…

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Honeybee Removal

By Jessie Brown | September 5, 2014

Our members of the NM Beekeepers Association can consult with you for removing honeybees from structures, trees, etc. Find a beekeeper near you at: http://nmbeekeepers.org/bee-removal-nm/ Many…

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Certified Beekeepers Apprentice Program

The Certified Beekeepers Apprentice Program is organized through the New Mexico Beekeepers Association in cooperation with the City of Albuquerque. This comprehensive program provides quality…

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Bee Time: Lessons From the Hive – Book Review

By Anita Amstutz | August 6, 2015

Bee Time: Lessons From the Hive By Mark Winston/Academic Director of the Center for Dialogue at Simon Fraser U. Professor in the Depart. Of Biological…

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LANGSTROTH HIVES

It’s A ‘Super Deal’!

So what is the ideal amount of supers required after installing that 1st package of bees, or for that matter, any single story honey bee…

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TOP BAR HIVES

Top Bar

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Topbar Hive Plans

T.J. Carr and John Bradford have a beautifully engineered plan for a top bar hive. You can find the newly updated plans, released October of…

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