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Entries from February 2010

Nate Downey- Permaculture Santa Fe & Harvest the Rain

February 16th, 2010 No Comments

Hi Beeks and Geeks and to those of us in between ūüėČ Check out Nate Downey’s new blog at¬†¬†http://backyarddigest.blogspot.com/ Nate Downey of Permaculture Santa Fe will be joining us at the First Annual 2010 Northern NM Rocky Mountain Sweet Spring Sting- A Symposium for Bee Stewards; on March 20, 2010 in Santa Fe http://ziaqueenbees.com/zia/2010/first-annual-n‚Ķstewards-32010/ He […]


Kirk Webster’s: A New Paradigm for American Beekeeping (appearing March 20th at Sweet Spring Sting!)

February 15th, 2010 No Comments

This article of Kirk’s was first published in The American Bee Journal March 2008 issue. This same magazine issue also contains our first ABJ article announcing The Southwest Survivor Project. I’ll be uploading¬†archival publications and previews¬†of upcoming articles I¬†¬†am writing. MK ¬†


First Annual Northern NM Rocky Mountain Sweet Spring Sting- A Symposium for Bee Stewards 3/20/10

February 13th, 2010 No Comments

¬†ANNOUNCING:¬†¬†The First Annual Northern NM Rocky Mountain Sweet Spring Sting- “Thinking In and Out of the Bee Box”- A Symposium for Bee Stewards With keynote speaker- Kirk Webster of Champlain Valley Bees and Queens from Vermont. Kirk has been breeding survivor stock Russian base queens for close to a decade without the use of chemicals. […]

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Part II: Integrated Top Bar Management- Jan 2010 Bee Culture

February 13th, 2010 No Comments

MK- Here is Part II scan copy of article, Integrated Top Bar Management: the Rest of the Story, which was published in the Jan. 2010 issue of Bee Culture. I have also pasted the whole article in basic text below for easier reading. Top Bar slide show will be up en seguida… TB article draft […]


Integrated Top Bar Management- A Story of Rebellion and Cohesion, Part I

February 6th, 2010 1 Comment

In our neck of the woods, there is a growing trend to house bees in top bar hives. For those who are unfamiliar- a top bar hive is a single level, horizontal system which does not have side comb supports as do vertical Langstroth frames. My interpretation of both systems spans over a dozen years […]


Upcoming March 2010 Seminar

February 4th, 2010 No Comments

Spring FlingMarch 2010 Seminar! Hello fellow beeks! Winter is in full form this year- plenty of moisture to help the spring blossoms bud! We are excited to offer several seminars and workshops this season. Our summer course schedule will be posted soon. First seminar to be offered coming up in late March with visiting beekeeper […]