Jan 25, 2020 Susan Clair Memorial Service

By Mark Sommer | January 9, 2020

Please Join Us as We Celebrate the Life ofSusan Clair January 30, 1951 – December 6, 2019 Saturday, January 25, 2020 4:00-6:00 pm Albuquerque Baha’i Center 5700 Ouray Rd NW Albuquerque NM 87120 Photo Credit: Anita Amstutz (Susan & Sabrina) A vegetarian/vegan dinner will be served in Susan’s honor. RSVP by January 23, 2020. 505-220-9913 / Kathy Florentino You can read Susan’s obituary here. Please share this post with others who might want to attendor learn about Susan’s passing.

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2020 NMBKA Annual Winter Conference Schedule

By Mark Sommer | January 8, 2020

www.nmbeekeepers.org Friday, January 31, 2020 10:00 Vendors arrive, set up, ready by 11:00 11:00 Doors open for Registration 12:00-12:15 Pamela Chavez, Moderator – Welcome and Introductions 12:15-1:15 Hilary Kearny – Common Mistakes New Beekeepers Make 1:15-2:15 Megan Mahoney –Identifying Pests and Diseases in Bees 2:15-2:45 BREAK 2:45-3:45 Steve Baca –Pollinator Protection Through Pesticide Labeling 3:45-4:30…

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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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Ryan Hiles- Beekeeping in New Mexico, 2017

By Jessie Brown | April 11, 2017

Ryan Hiles presents on Beekeeping in New Mexico at the NM Beekeepers Association 2017 “Business of the Bee Conference.”  

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2016-2017 National Colony Loss and Management Survey, Bee Informed Partnership

By Jessie Brown | April 10, 2017

Take the Bee Informed Partnership National Colony Loss and Management Surveys by following this link: http://26.selectsurvey.net/beeinformed/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=2017 The National Management Survey is conducted annually in conjunction with the Colony Loss…

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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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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

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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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