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 Bee Removal and Swarm Removal 

in your home, yard, or any place on your property?  We have 50 years of beekeeping experience and are licensed for pest control.  Check out our page on swa
rms and removing bees.

 

 

More on Swarms here

 

Swarm Prevention -

Removing brood and giving it to another hive

Catching a Swarm that is Leaving:

Bee Swarms In Orchard Part 1

 

Bee Swarm That Was Leaving Part 2

Lighting a smoker the quick and easy way

One Step Towards Swarm Prevention

Beekeeping Classes

 

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Max's Bees Part 1

 

This is a video about a Top Bar Hive that has turned aggressive.  It is moved to a remote location and the honey and brood removed and the hive prepared to be converted to a Langstroth Hive and given a new queen.

 

Max's Bees Part 2

This is a continution of Part 1.  We cannot find the queen so a queen excluder is attached to the bottom of the super, elevated and the bees shaken in front of the hive.  We are preparing it to receive a new queen.

Max's Bees 3 

This is a continution of Part 1 & 2.  We have prepared the hive it to receive a new queen.  A queen is not available so we have taken a frame of eggs and young larva from a 2012 Carniolan Breeder queen and will insert it in the brood nest and then give the hive a 50/50 sugar water to help it get started.

 

Out of Print Beekeeping Books

Cornell University

E.F. Phillips Beekeeping Library

 

ELAP

Emergency Assistance for

Honeybee Loss

 

FORM CCC-934

 

Program Fact Sheets

ELAP pdf file

 

The deadline to file for Honeybee losses for 2017 is November 1, 2017

 

Bee Removal

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Beekeeping Classes

 

Reduce Your Property Taxes with Honey Bees  a video has been posted at this link from the Albuquerque Beekeeping Class 2017

 

 

Educational Videos

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How Packaged Bees Are Produced

 

Beekeeping Archives

George Imirie's Pink Pages

 

Honey

 

Our honey is produced in various yards throughout NM and Colorado. 

 

Our primary yards are in Albuquerque, Belen, Corrales, Edgewood, Las Cruces, Los Lunas,  Alcalde and Taos

 

Products

 

Honey Bee Swarms

Swarm Removal

Bee Removal

 

Bumble bees, yellow jackets paper wasps, ground nesting bees and honey bees

 

 

Again for 2018:  

 

Honey and bee pollen by zip code in Albuquerque and surrounding area.  Click here for more information.  Where to Buy Honey & Pollen by Zip Code

 

Educational Videos

 

Feeding Bees

Mary and Bill's Bees

Swarm Prevention

Where we get the Lumber for the Products we make

Feeding and Adding Supers for Expansion of the Brood Nest (Chamber)

Drone Comb Removal to Reduce Varroa Mites

Inspecting a hive that was formerly a Tear Out

Educational Papers

Supplemental Feeding of Honey Bee Colonies

Colony Collapse Disorder:

A Descriptive Study

 

 

 

Note: Varroa treatment needs to be started now  (August 20th) and again in September. 

See this video on Oxalic Acid treatment for varroa

 

 

 

Taking Orders for 2018

Prices are subject to change (see Note)

 

 

Double Deep Hive

$600.00

4 Frame Nuc

$250.00

Single Hive

 $300.00

Package Bees 3 #

$160.00

 

Note:  Prices are subject to changePrice increases from package bee suppliers for 2018 have increased by 10%.  The prices list above are  our new 2018 prices and we will honor the above prices for orders placed and paid for before any new increases.  Prices have increased from suppliers at a rate of 8-10% over the last 10 years. 

 

Our Single Hive with Bees ($300) is an 8 or 10 frame hive body with a fall queen,  Frames are a combination of drawn comb with bees, brood, honey (nectar in various stages of ripening), pollen and frames with foundation. This single hive has a temporary top and bottom for transport only.  It is designed for the beekeeper who has some beekeeping experience.  For beginners we recommend the Nuc in a hive. 

 

When our bees are finished pollinating almonds in CA in mid March we move them into orange groves.  We place a queen excluder between the two hive bodies.  After one week we look for the hive body that the queen is laying in.  We remove this hive body, put on a temporary transportation top and bottom and deliver these hives to select locations across the southwest.  You can meet the truck at the location or if you are not able to pickup on that date a caretaker will hold the hive for you.  We are making special arrangements to have a caretaker at each location.

 

These queens are a fall 2017 queen.  It is difficult to get current season queens before May 1st.  All queens have bee committed for years by the commercial queen breeders to their package bee production and to major beekeepers.  We have had problems in the past getting queens intime to prevent our hives from swarming.  By dividing this way we can get deliveries out early in the season.  Our queens are installed in the fall which is best for the development of the hive for both fall, winter and spring.  Beekeepers should requeen in late summer and fall every year to prevent early spring swarming.

 

We have taken most of the risk out of developing a hive of bees for you and have insured that the queen is a good laying queen with a good brood pattern.  

 

When installing package bees there is a risk that the bees will act like a swarm and leave the hive after a few days.  With the presence of open brood the bees will not leave.  You do not need to transfer these bees into any other equipment.  This hive will expand on its' own with proper food resources.  These hives are delivered with a special top and bottom board for easy transportation with out endangering the hive of bees.  When you reach the location where you are setting up your bees just remove these two covers and place on your bottom board and put your top cover on the hive.  The frames in this hive have been arranged for optimum hive expansion.  NOTE:  You will need a second and third super as this is an actively growing hive (depending on food resources and hive management).

 

Orders are taken by phone:  505-286-4843

(click here to order by email)

We accept major credit cards

 

4 Frame Nucs are placed in a 5 frame hive and includes a queen, 4 frames which are a combination of drawn comb with bees, brood, honey (nectar in various stages of ripening), and pollen.  We have taken the risk out of installing package bees for you in a nuc and have insured that the queen is a good laying queen with a good brood pattern.   When installing package bees there is a risk that the bees will act like a swarm and leave the hive after a few days.  With the presence of open brood the bees will not leave.  All you will need to do is transfer the contents of the nuc to you your Langstroth equipment.  You may also keep your bees in the nuc for several weeks before transferring.

 

Our Nuc in a Hive with Bees ($300) is an 8 or 10 frame hive body with a fall queen, 4 frames which are a combination of drawn comb with bees, brood, honey (nectar in various stages of ripening), and pollen.  This hive is transported with the a bottom board that has an entrance that is easy to open and close for transport.  The bottom can be left on all year and opened and closed with the seasons.  The top is a migrator top.  This set up makes it easy to transport your bees in any vehicle without fear of bees coming out of the hive.  We have taken the risk out of installing package bees for you in a nuc and have insured that the queen is a good laying queen with a good brood pattern.   When installing package bees there is a risk that the bees will act like a swarm and leave the hive after a few days.  With the presence of open brood the bees will not leave.  All you will need to do is transfer the contents of the nuc to you your Langstroth equipment.  You may also keep your bees in the nuc for several weeks before transferring.

 

3 # Packages are shaken from commercial hives and given a 2018  Italian Queen.  A 3 pound package will have about 3.3 pounds of bees when they are first placed into the cage, but due to shrinkage from honey consumption they will be about 3 pounds when you receive them.  Due to recent increases in the cost of package bees we have had to increase our price to $160.00.  We deliver packages to a common meeting place.  We can also arrange for you to pick up packages from one of our affiliates.   Packages are not shipped via UPS or USPS because of problems with losses.  We may be able to make special delivery arrangements depending on our delivery routes.  If you are new to beekeeping we would recommend you purchase a 4 frame nuc (listed above).  See the reasons why a beginner should consider a nuc over package bees.  Pricing is with cage exchange.  If you do not have a cage to exhange please add $7.00 for the cage.

 

Availability of BEES are all dependent on WEATHER and other factors which are out of our control.

 

NOTE:  Your may request your bees to be treated with oxalic acid vaporizer for the control of the varroa mite at no additional cost.  The exception is package bees.  We do not have time to treat packages in March and April.  Oxalic acid is naturally occurring chemical found in many vegetables such as spinach.  See the following article for details:  click here

REFUND POLICY

We do not offer refunds on orders of package bees, nucs or nucs in a hive .  If you are not able to pick up your bees or accept delivery we will continue to hold the bees for you in a nuc or a single hive until a time when you can take receipt of them.  If you are transferring your order to another person please send us a notice of transfer.  Remember that PACKAGED BEES, QUEENS, Nucs and Hives is dependent on WEATHER and other factors which are out of our control.

 

Nucs are for pickup only in Albuquerque, NM and

Mesa, AZ

or they are delivered to

pre-arranged locations in

New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, California, Oklahoma and Texas

Call for locations 505-286-4843

 Orders are taken by phone:  505-286-4843

(click here to order by email)

 

 

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Spring, Summer and fall 2018:  honey and bee pollen by zip code in Albuquerque and surrounding area.  

  

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