Report A Swarm

We are providing a list of our beekeepers that are available for collecting bee swarms in different areas of New Mexico. Give a beekeeper a call as soon as possible!

What is a Swarm?

A swarm is formed when a queen bee leaves the original colony with a large group of worker bees, usually in the spring and early summer, but can occur through fall. Swarming is a natural form of reproduction for honey bees. The bees can stay in the cluster for a few minutes to a few days, so call a beekeeper quickly.

Albuquerque Area

Albuquerque Beekeepers (ABQ Beeks)
Website: https://abqbeeks.ning.com/page/swarm-call-list
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1894495293914135/
Point of Contact: Matt Strong, (505) 504-4139, Email: bearcanyonhoney@outlook.com

Alamogordo Area

Sacramento Mountains Beekeepers
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/483236118374096/
Point of Contact: Rob Sheplar, (575) 687-2343, Email: rob@theriver.com

Jennifer Clark (575) 937-0360

Norm Bloom 575-491-0456 Email: blue1057@1791.com

Artesia Area

Pecos Valley Beekeepers
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/143471613750030/
Point of Contact: Andrew Davidson (817) 983-1409 Email: davidson66@gmail.com

Belen/Valencia County Area

Raymond Espinosa (505) 861-1693, Email: antiguasdelnorte@att.net

Bosque Farms Area

Ken Hays (505) 869-2369

Carlsbad Area

Efrain Nieto (575) 302-0737

Clovis Area

High Plains Beekeepers
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1670238479881226/
Point of Contact: Paul Hopkins (575)799-9642. Email: ephopkins@plateautel.net

Eastern New Mexico Beekeepers
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2004904406202211/
Point of Contact: Marcus Petroski (575) 749-8551

Cotton City/Hildago County Area

Southwest NM Beekeepers
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2299960260060163/
Point of Contact: Kyle Josefy (575) 496-1037

Deming Area

Nancy Castle (575) 546-5649    

El Paso Area

Paseo Del Norte Beekeepers Association
Website: https://pdnbeekeepers.org/reportaswarm/
Points of Contact: Josh Meier (830) 357-8207
Points of Contact: 
Michael Hallberg (915) 407-3196

Espanola Area

Sangre De Cristo Beekeepers
Website: https://sdcbeeks.org/report-swarm/
Point of Contact: Kate Whealan Email: katewhealen@earthlink.net

Melanie Kirby (505) 901-2102 Email ziaqueenbees@hotmail.com

Farmington Area

San Juan Beekeepers
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/sjcbeekeepers/

Anna McMullen, Hunnybutt Honey (505) 402-1450 Email: hunnybutthoney@gmail.com

Hobbs and Lovington Area

Kirk Gilbert (575) 318-9387

Las Cruces Area

Paseo Del Norte Beekeepers Association
Website: https://pdnbeekeepers.org/reportaswarm/
Points of Contact: Josh Meier (830) 357-8207
Points of Contact: 
Michael Hallberg (915) 407-3196

Mesilla Valley Top Bar Beekeepers
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/946568402534332
Point of Contact: Anita Feil Email anitalfeil@gmail.com

Las Vegas Area

Christa Coggins (505) 603-0530 Email: christa.coggins@nmbeekeepers.org

Mora Area

Christa Coggins (505) 603-0530 Email: christa.coggins@nmbeekeepers.org

Pecos Area

Melanie Kirby (505) 901-2102 Email ziaqueenbees@hotmail.com

Christa Coggins (505) 603-0530 Email: christa.coggins@nmbeekeepers.org

Red Rock/Grants County

Red Rock Honey Co,
Point of Contact: Lynn Whatley  (505) 269-8199

Roswell Area

Pecos Valley Beekeepers
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/143471613750030/
Point of Contact: Andrew Davidson (817) 983-1409 Email: davidson66@gmail.com
Point of
 Contact: Hugo Hernandez  (505) 410-1781  email: hherna01@gmail.com

Kevin Thatcher (575) 973-7422

Ruidoso Area

Sacramento Mountains Beekeepers
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/483236118374096/
Point of Contact: Rob Sheplar, (575) 687-2343, Email: rob@theriver.com

Jennifer Clark (575) 937-0360

Norm Bloom 575-491-0456 Email: blue1057@1791.com

Santa Fe Area

Sangre De Cristo Beekeepers
Website: https://sdcbeeks.org/report-swarm/
Point of Contact: Kate Whealan Email: katewhealen@earthlink.net

Christa Coggins (505) 603-0530 Email: christa.coggins@nmbeekeepers.org

Stephen Black  (505) 310-3548‬  Email:  steve1957@icloud.com

Santa Teresa Area

Paseo Del Norte Beekeepers Association
Website: https://pdnbeekeepers.org/reportaswarm/
Points of Contact: Josh Meier (830) 357-8207
Points of Contact: 
Michael Hallberg (915) 407-3196

Silver City/Grant County Area

Grant County Beekeepers
Website: https://www.grantcountynmbeekeepers.org/bee-removal

Taos Area

Melanie Kirby (505) 901-2102 Email ziaqueenbees@hotmail.com

Truth or Consequences Area

Paseo Del Norte Beekeepers Association
Website: https://pdnbeekeepers.org/reportaswarm/
Points of Contact: Josh Meier (830) 357-8207
Points of Contact: 
Michael Hallberg (915) 407-3196

Tularosa Area

Logan and Keisha Behrmann  (575) 921-1298  kkwood80@gmail.com

Any beekeeper group or individual beekeeper may ask to be included by contacting NMBKA at swarm.list@nmbeekeepers.org

Policy adopted March 25, 2020:

NMBKA will publish on the our website,  “Report a Swarm NM” and “Bee Removal NM”  pages with beekeepers, as a community service for the state of New Mexico. 

  • A beekeeper organization that provides this service for a given area, will be listed as a contact, along with previously vetted beekeepers.  
  • A beekeeper requesting to be added to the page, the localbeekeeper organization may request not to list the beekeeper, for cause.
  • Any beekeeper listed on the page must be a member in good standing with NMBKA and will be vetted for experience, responsiveness and a reliability.