Hive Medicines for our Community Health!

Zia Queenbees is doing what we can to help support local and regional health of our communities. We are offering our pure & raw honeys, beeswax-based balms and propolis products to support human health and wellness. Send us an email or give us a call to place an...

2020 Season Launch!

::: It’s a special year indeed! ZQB has evolved over the years and we’ve taken different approaches and roles but some things have stayed the same. Such as our commitment to a  longevity-based breeding program and conscientious rearing protocol....

2019 ZQB Package Bees

It’s not impossible to get Locally acclimated Genetics in Honeybee Packages!ZQB is working with like-minded associates in Northern California using our northern NM Enchanted Empress and Longevibee Breeder Queens to produce high quality Queens for spring packages...
2018 Queen & Bee Availability

2018 Queen & Bee Availability

For 2018, we are offering a variety of services and products like previous seasons. Like last season, offerings are limited availability as Mel has started grad school and will be participating in a few research projects. This year, Mark will be handling package bee...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...