Now taking reservations for Langstroth starter nucleus colonies ($225 includes 4 combs of bees, brood, a mated queen, some food stores in a reusable weather resistant transport nuc box), Survivor virgin and mated queenbees & Enchanted Empress LongeviBee Breeding Companion Queens… see additional post for pricing information.

Chemical-Free Beekeeping Classes starting in May:

  • Intro to Apiculture -5-week Beginning Beekeeping Course Intensives offered in Santa Fe and Taos (which  can include a locally produced starter nucleus hive to take home); Cost $250 course instruction ($475 with a locally produced nuc).
  • Charm School for Beekeepers– next steps for enhancing and enchanting your hive management skills from splitting & rearing queens, to value added apiceuticals (medicinal hive products)- classes held in Velarde, Truchas & Taos. ($100)
  • In Her Majesty’s Chambers: 2-day hands on field intensive covering all steps of the survivor breeding & rearing process. Open to those with 3 or more years beekeeping experience. ($250 includes manual, qrearing tools & certificate of completion).

A Mid-summer’s Sweet Dream Anniversary Celebration for ZQB with cookout/campout, live music and mead tastings! Join us in celebrating the past ten years and toast to the next ten years. Summer Date TBA

Quick update:

We will only be selling Langstroth starter nucs- no top bar nucs.

Nucs and mated queens will be ready in late May/early June-September.

Virgin queens will be available starting in April.

To place a reservation- Call/text us at 505.929.8080 or email us at

HAP_BEE New Year!!!