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Late Summer 2017 availability

September 4th, 2017 Comments Off on Late Summer 2017 availability

School has started! And Melanie has relocated 3/4 time to pursue graduate studies in international bee breeding at Washington State University! Though it has been 20 years! since Melanie has been in “school” hitting the books, she has been in full time enrollment at the school of street sense. 🙂 As of this date, ZQB […]

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Herbs4Bees: From Bloom to Boom Field Day- June 16, 2017

June 3rd, 2017 Comments Off on Herbs4Bees: From Bloom to Boom Field Day- June 16, 2017

Herbs4Bees is a project inspired by local farmers, beekeepers and researchers who are committed to promoting healthy forage for pollinators and humans.   Read more at www.herbs4bees.com A FREE Field day is being offered June 16, 2017 at the NMSU- Alcalde Sustainable Agriculture Science Center and Embudo. The 9am-noon agenda includes lectures by chemist Dr. […]

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ME News Blog #3 THE BEES IN YOUR BACKYARD- Princeton Press

April 26th, 2017 Comments Off on ME News Blog #3 THE BEES IN YOUR BACKYARD- Princeton Press

Here is a blog post I wrote for Mother Earth News about Dr. Olivia Messinger-Carril who co-authored, The Bees in Your Backyard – about native pollinators. http://www.motherearthnews.com/nature-and-environment/bees-in-your-backyard-zbcz1704  

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WSU June 2017 Beekeeping Short Course & Rearing High Quality Queens

April 22nd, 2017 Comments Off on WSU June 2017 Beekeeping Short Course & Rearing High Quality Queens

I’ll be joining the Washington State University Sheppard Bee Lab this summer to help them rear queens! They are offering several bee workshops the 2nd week of June- which I will be assisting with. If you are interested in a summer short course on rearing queens, this event is your ticket. Instructors include Dr. Steve […]

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ME News Post #2 by M. Kirby

March 30th, 2017 Comments Off on ME News Post #2 by M. Kirby

Here is the link for my 2nd blog post for ME News! Apitherapy: Bees as Medicinal Midwives Making magic with plants and flowers has its roots deeply entwined in the interspatial relationships over millennia with insects as pollinators. Pollinators procured the sweet and tangy nectars and the rich and robust pollens for their own nutrition […]

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I blog for Mother Earth News!

March 27th, 2017 Comments Off on I blog for Mother Earth News!

Back in late November 2016, I was invited to give a presentation in Portland, Oregon for the Women in Sustainable Agriculture Conference. I had the great pleasure of meeting the keynote presenter Natasha Bowen- a new mother and author of, “The Color of Food.” http://thecolorofood.com/ We ate breakfast together and I shared with her that […]

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In Her Majesty’s Chambers: Introduction to Queen Honey Bee Breeding & Rearing April 8-9, 2017 Gilroy, CA

March 7th, 2017 Comments Off on In Her Majesty’s Chambers: Introduction to Queen Honey Bee Breeding & Rearing April 8-9, 2017 Gilroy, CA

Learn to BEE a pro-active honey bee steward by raising quality queens for backyard to commercial applications. Cost is $200 and includes manual, cell cups, cages, class theory and field practicum instruction Instructor Melanie Kirby has been keeping bees professionally for 20 years. She specializes in survivor stock; conducting exchanges of quality honey bee stock […]

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2017 Starter Nuclei & and Queen Availability

January 3rd, 2017 Comments Off on 2017 Starter Nuclei & and Queen Availability

This year we’ll be offering limited production as we begin to work on additional research and consulting projects. For more info on our new projects, see the previous post- A New Era for ZQB… For 2017, we are offering a variety of services and products like previous seasons. However, our bee availability is reserved for […]

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A New Era for Zia Queenbees Farm & Field Institute- 2017 and beyond…

January 3rd, 2017 Comments Off on A New Era for Zia Queenbees Farm & Field Institute- 2017 and beyond…

It’s a New Year! And Changes, BIG CHANGES are in store for ZQB. The past 12 years have been an exhilarating and thrilling roller coaster ride- with ups and downs, curves and loops and even some whiplash, nausea and euphoria.  We have endured the ups and downs of establishing a first generation bee farm in […]

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Bee Audacious Dec 11-14, 2016 Marin, CA

October 28th, 2016 Comments Off on Bee Audacious Dec 11-14, 2016 Marin, CA

  Bee Audacious is a unique collaborative working conference designed to envision bold evidence-based ideas through which honeybees, wild bees, beekeepers and pollination managers can prosper. Bringing experts and thought leaders from around the world, the Invitational first event will be held in Marshall, California, from December 11-13th. The second event is a Public Panel and is […]

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