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The University of Guelph Beekeeping has some of the best videos on beekeeping.  Use this page as a starting point in your studies
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What Is Wrong with my Bees?


Live Streaming


Property Tax Exemptions


12/19/2019:  Death and Taxes


Life cycle of the Lady Bug


Beekeeping Classes

New Class Postings & Live Streaming


The Classes on 11/21 and 12/3  will cover the NM Ag exemption for honeybees to help reduce property taxes for those who own properties that exceed 1.5 acres. We will help bring together new beekeepers with land owners who would like to get the exemption.  We will Live stream each class and post on YouTube for those who cannot attend.



Reduce Your Property Taxes with Honey Bees Deadline is 2/28/2021



Oxlic Acid to Control Varroa Mites
Introducing a Nucleus Colony
Single Brood Chamber

Supering Hives
Splitting Hives


Best Management Practices
for Bee Health -
A Guide for Beekeepers


Two Queen Hive Management With Package Bees


Educational Videos



American Honey Bee Farmer


American Honey Producers Association




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Reduce Your Property Taxes with Honey Bees 

a video has been posted at this link from the Albuquerque Beekeeping Class 2017



The Bee Health app is based on current scientific knowledge to address honey bee diseases and pests. It is a handy resource to help beekeepers and other users to detect, diagnose, manage and treat honey bee diseases and pests. It includes pictures and treatment options which will aid beekeepers in adopting appropriate pest management practices. Thus, beekeepers can improve bee health and enhance on-farm food safety and biosecurity practices in their operations.

Download the free Bee Health app from Alberta Agriculture and Forestry today.Click Here


 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.


Dealing with an Africanized Bee Hive


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




Class Schedule


Beekeeping Classes


5 new classes have been added


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



Emergency Assistance for

Honeybee Loss




Program Fact Sheets

ELAP pdf file


The deadline to file for Honeybee losses for 2018 is December 3, 2018


Bee Removal



We accept major credit cards



Beekeeping Classes




Educational Videos

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How Packaged Bees Are Produced


Beekeeping Archives

George Imirie's Pink Pages




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




Honey Bee Swarms

Swarm Removal

Bee Removal


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



Again for 2020:  


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


Taking Orders for 2021

Prices are subject to change (see Note)

Triple Deep Hive with FREE queen (limited time offer)


 6 Frame Nuc


Single Hive




PROMOTION:  Bee Hives: Special Offer Triple Deep Hives

with FREE extra queen (2 queens total)  $500.00



We have a limited number of Triple deep hives ($500.00) with bees available spring 2021. We are including a 2nd queen to make and early split with.  These are 2021 queens.   We have a standing order for 200 queens with Hawaiian Queen Company out of Hawaii to be shipped the last week of March each year.  These early queens cost $35.00 each plus shipping when you order 10 or more.  This is an added value of $50.00 to our special.  You can order one or more hives. Hives are on screened bottom board and are 10 frame equipment with 8 frames (total of 16 frames) in the first two supers and a division board feeder in each super. The third super is a 10 frame medium super with plasticell foundation. You will need to place the third super on your hive after you set it up. Hives are strong and have a fall 2020 queen. Hives will need this immediate super for honey production and or swarm prevention.  These hives will be available for pickup after April 15th in Mesa, AZ and after May 1, 2021 in Belen, NM.


This is a limited time promotion until January 22, 2021. This offer ends when we have sold out. Payment in full with order. We accept credit cards, cash and checks/money orders.


These hives are ready to make honey and make splits with as soon as you get them. Take advantage of the spring honey flow then consider splitting them into 2 hives or nucs after the flow. We make well over 100 pounds of spring honey with these double deeps then split them in early summer. The equipment alone is worth over $260.00 without the bees, extra queen, brood, honey, pollen and drawn comb.


See Value of a Double Deep hive versus a single, nuc or package.



Our Single Hive with Bees ($350) is an 8 or 10 frame hive body with a 2021 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.


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


6 Frame Nucs ($300) are placed in a 10 frame hive and includes a queen, 6 frames which are a combination of drawn comb with bees, brood, honey (nectar in various stages of ripening), and pollen.  We add 4 blank frames to complete the 10 frame hive.  This not only gives additional space for ventilation, but room to expand and keeps frames from shifting in transport.  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.

Hives can be picked up at our yards in Belen, NM and Mesa, AZ. We will have a truck going along I-10, I-40 and I-25 if you want to meet us.

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


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.


Bees are for pickup only in Belen & 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 2021:  honey and bee pollen by zip code in Albuquerque and surrounding area.  


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P.O. Box 903
Edgewood, New Mexico 87015
Email Address:  Ed@nmhoney.com