By Jessie Brown and Ryan Hiles Dr. Carol Sutherland, the State Entomologist for New Mexico Department of Agriculture has confirmed the first incidence of small hive beetle (SHB) in New Mexico. A beekeeper near Roswell had Dr. Sutherland confirm the presence of SHB in one of his hives. Upon consultation with the New Mexico Beekeepers…

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As beekeepers in New Mexico weather is tremendously important to our endeavors. Wind can keep us out of our hives or blow a queen to the next county when she’s on her mating flight. Temperature can kill our over-wintering hives if we’re not careful; determines when we open our hives in spring and winterize in…

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