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Supplemental Bee Feed + Zia Abeja Elixir Recipes

June 24th, 2012 No Comments

ZQB Pollen Patty revised 2011 Here’s a few recipes that, on occasion, we mix up and offer our bees- namely in the spring and sometimes in the fall. We utilize supplemental feeding on occasion under the following conditions: 1) we have run out of honey that we harvested and stored for the bees 2) as […]


NM Bee Collaborative Nests available online

December 8th, 2011 No Comments

Dear member of the Bee Collaborative community, I thought you might like to know that we now have colorful artisan nests available 24/7 at etsy.com/shop/botanicarts. These nests are for orchard mason bees. Prior to this month, they’ve only been available at one-time events in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, at EarthDay and Garden Party events. Now […]


Interested in Helping Bees? There are many ways….

February 19th, 2011 No Comments

There are many! folks interested these days in helping with the honeybee and native bee decline. New pests and pathogens are taking a toll on our beneficial pollinators and should we all want to continue to eat, we can work together to promote and enhance the necessary habitat for sustainable honeybee and native bee populations. […]


2011 QUEEN REARING Workshops June & July

January 4th, 2011 No Comments

Bee Season is approaching and we have por fin finalized our 2011 queen rearing workshop schedule. We will be adding some workshops throughout the summer on various hive mangement techniques. We will also once again be looking to sponsor the 2nd Annual Northern NM Rocky Mountain Sweet Spring Sting! Details to come….. We will be […]

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Zia Abeja Elixir

October 18th, 2010 No Comments

Here is a recipe for making one’s own herbal essential oils supplement for honeybee health. Various herbs can be used to complement and supplement the honeybee immune system. If you are new to keeping bees and offering supplemental food and herbs, you may want to buy ready prepared mixtures offered by beekeeping supply companies (namely, […]


Xerces Society and SARE offer Pollinator Conservation Planning Short Course in 36 states including NM

April 14th, 2010 No Comments

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Grants and outreach to advance sustainable innovations to the whole of American agriculture. The Xerces Society’s Pollinator Conservation Planning Short Course will be offered in 36 states over the next three years. Funding for this effort has been provided through three grants from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education’s (SARE) […]