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2020 NMBKA Board Nominations

By Mark Sommer | October 30, 2019

The 2020 conference and annual meeting is slightly more than three months away. As you know, we have elections during our annual meeting and want to reach out to all of you that might be considering participating on the board. If you, or someone you know, would like to participate on the NMBKA board and…

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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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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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JB on Channel 7

By Jessie Brown | March 11, 2014

NMBKA President, Jessie Brown, waxing on about candles.

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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: https://nmbeekeepers.org/bee-removal-nm/ Many…

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Certified Beekeepers Program

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

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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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