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)

Alamogordo & Ruidoso Area

Sacramento Mountains Beekeepers
Facebook Page:
Point of Contact: Rob Sheplar, (575) 687-2343,

Belen/Valencia County Area

Raymond Espinosa (505) 861-1693,

Bosque Farms Area

Ken Hays (505) 869-2369

Carlsbad Area

Efrain Nieto (575) 302-0737

Clovis Area

High Plains Beekeepers
Facebook Page:
Point of Contact: Paul Hopkins (575)799-9642. Email:

Cotton City/Hildago County Area

Southwest NM Beekeepers
Facebook Page:
Point of Contact: Kyle Josefy (575) 496-1037

Farmington Area

Jim Marquis (505) 861-2360

Hobbs and Lovington Area

Kirk Gilbert (575) 318-9387

Las Cruces Area

Paseo Del Norte Beekeepers Association
Points of Contact: Las Cruces:Tom Soltero (505) 934-2178

Mesilla Valley Top Bar Beekeepers
Point of Contact: Anita Feil Email

El Paso: Josh Meier (830) 357-8207 Email:

Red Rock/Grants County

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

Roswell/Artesia Area

Pecos Valley Beekeepers Association
Point of Contact: Hugo Hernandez  (505) 410-1781  email:

Kevin Thatcher (575) 973-7422

Santa Fe Area

Sangre De Cristo Beekeepers
Point of Contact: Kate Whealan Email:

Santa Teresa and El Paso Area

Paseo Del Norte Beekeepers Association
Point of Contact: Josh Meier (830) 357-8207

Silver City/Grant County Area

Grant County Beekeepers

Any beekeeper group or individual beekeeper may ask to be included by contacting NMBKA at

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.