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2016 queen and nuc availability update

April 2nd, 2016 Comments Off on 2016 queen and nuc availability update

If you are looking for STARTER NUCLEI- we are officially booked for our 2016 seasonal batches. If our bees are able to share more this season, we’ll post an update on this web blog. And for those interested in placing a reservation for 2017 season, please contact us after the winter holidays and look for […]

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Rio Arriba County May 2016 Intro to Beekeeping Workshops

March 31st, 2016 Comments Off on Rio Arriba County May 2016 Intro to Beekeeping Workshops

Rio Arriba County Extension has organized  a few intro to beekeeping workshops in April that Melanie Kirby of Zia Queenbees Farm & Field Institute will be teaching. May 24 & May 31: Part I- Abiquiu Extension Office May 26 & June 2: Part II- NMSU Alcalde Sustainable Agriculture Science Center Part I will focus on […]

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Zia Wings 2016 queen rearing photos from northern CA

March 31st, 2016 Comments Off on Zia Wings 2016 queen rearing photos from northern CA

We’ve been super busy these past two months getting going with our spring rearing endeavors. Mark travelled to the coastal mountains of northern California in early February to deliver some of our breeder colonies in time to build up on the eucalyptus and mediterrean blooms. We had to dig out several of our breeder hives […]

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March 3rd & 5th, 2016: ABQ Bio Park presents Bees & the AgroEcosystem with Melanie Kirby

February 26th, 2016 Comments Off on March 3rd & 5th, 2016: ABQ Bio Park presents Bees & the AgroEcosystem with Melanie Kirby

Join me on March 3rd & 5th  from 12:45-1:45pm at the Albuquerque BioPark Education Center as I share a colorful slideshow titled,  “Bees & the AgroEcosystem: How the Midwives of Agriculture nurture Ecological, Biological and Emotional Health”. Admission is free. https://www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/biopark/events/brown-bag-seminar-march-b The ABQ Bio Park Education Center is located on the Botanical Gardens and Aquarium […]

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California Queen Rearing Short Course, March 19, 2016

January 28th, 2016 Comments Off on California Queen Rearing Short Course, March 19, 2016

3rd Annual California In Her Majesty’s Chambers- Intro to Queen Rearing Short Course with  instructors Melanie Kirby and Mark Spitzig, professional apiculturists and survivor stock queenbreeders of Zia Queenbees Farm & Field Institute and Aiden Wing of Wings of Nature Apiaries. Day long class and field practicum for backyard to small and mid scale stewards. […]

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2016 Queens, Starter Nuclei Availability & Pricing

January 12th, 2016 Comments Off on 2016 Queens, Starter Nuclei Availability & Pricing

Well, well….it is now 2016 and we are gearing up for our second decade of service, creator willing! This year we are departmentalizing in order to stay sane and to get more efficient and organized. We will be offering starter nuclei and queens and pollination services- as usual. For pollination information contact either one of […]

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January 5-9: American Honey Producers Association conference in Albuquerque

December 6th, 2015 Comments Off on January 5-9: American Honey Producers Association conference in Albuquerque

The American Honey Producers Association will be holding their annual conference this year in Albuquerque, NM at the Marriott Pyramid hotel. We’ll be conducting a presentation on Thursday at the event. Come learn about the newest research and management strategems for keeping your hives healthy and the beekeeper happy!   2016AHPAConvAd-5

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Holiday Art y Mas @ Light Mountain Gallery- Penasco, NM Dec 5-30, 2015

December 6th, 2015 Comments Off on Holiday Art y Mas @ Light Mountain Gallery- Penasco, NM Dec 5-30, 2015

We’ve been invited to participate in renowned artist Leigh Gusterson’s Holiday show in Penasco, NM this year. Leigh has invited a variety of area artists to showcase their wares at her Light Mountain Gallery for the holiday season. We are one of the artisans and have a nice display of Alpine honeys, Varietal Gift packs […]

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Healthy Bee- Bee Healthy Western Apicultural Society- Boulder, CO October 1-3, 2015

September 25th, 2015 Comments Off on Healthy Bee- Bee Healthy Western Apicultural Society- Boulder, CO October 1-3, 2015

The Colorado State Beekeepers Association in conjunction with the Western Apicultural Society of North America will be presenting the Healthy Bee-Bee Healthy conference @ the Millenium Hotel in Boulder, CO on October 1-3rd. Full days of presentations, vendors, exhibitors, something for all experience levels and apiculture interests. Visit: http://www.westernapiculturalsociety.org/ for more info.

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Our Planet in Balance: Bees, Fungi & Man – Asheville, NC Sept. 26

September 25th, 2015 Comments Off on Our Planet in Balance: Bees, Fungi & Man – Asheville, NC Sept. 26

I’ll be travelling to the beautiful Blue Ridge area of the Appalachians in North Carolina for this event. The event is organized by the Center for Honeybee Research. Featured speakers include Paul Stamets (world renowned mycologist), Dr. Steve Sheppard from WSU, Dr. Jay Evans from the USDA Beltsville Bee Lab and myself- Melanie Kirby- survivor stock queen […]

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