Mailing Lists:
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Avas Flowers, A Guide to Beekeeping from Flowers to Harvesting
Flower Fragrances That Attract Bees and Butterflies to Your Garden
The Buzz on Beekeeping: A Guide to Bringing Up Bees in Your Own Backyard
The Top 10 Mistakes Most Newbie Beekeepers Make
Essential Gear, Tools, and Supplies for the Home-Based Beekeeper
Making a Beehive – Plans and Instructions on How to Build Your Own Beehive
Beekeeping 101: Learn How to Use the Bee Smoker
How Do You Harvest Honey?
Tips for Beekeeping in Cold Climates
The Bee MD .com

Top bar frame builders:

Steve Wall |
John Denne | hagendenne at wildblue dot net
Rick Quintana | 575-421-5413

Local Beekeeping Equipment:

Check these local retailers for various equipment:
Big R, Aqua Fria nursery, Plants of the Southwest, Paynes, Santa Fe Bee and Buckin Bee

Local Bee Products and Services

Zia Queen Bee |
Queen rearing and workshops in the heart of New Mexico
Buckin’ Bee |
A great selection of local Santa Fe honey, candles, balms, pollen and equipment from master beekeeper Steve Wall.

Local Plant Stores:

Agua Fria Nursery – 1409 Agua Fria St., Santa Fe, NM | 505-983-4831 |
Plants of the Southwest – 3095 Agua Fria St Santa Fe, NM | 505-438-8888 |
Newmans Nursery – 7501 Cerrillos Rd. Santa Fe, NM | 505-471-8642 |
Payne’s North – 304 Camino Alire Santa Fe, NM | 505-988-8011 |
Payne’s South – 715 St Michael’s Dr. Santa Fe, NM | 505-988-9626 |
Jackalope – 2820 Cerrillos Road Santa Fe, NM | 505-471-8539 |
Santa Fe Farmers Market – 1607 Paseo de Peralta Santa Fe, NM | 505-983-4098 |

Online equipment catalogs: (formerly Brushy Mountain Bees)


~ If you know of other resources or if the contents of this page are outdated, please contact us ~


3 responses to “Resources”

  1. The Community Farm Avatar

    The Community Farm is hosting a spring break camp for kids grades 1-6 this week, March 14-16 and hope to bring a local beekeeper to share and inspire the kids about bees and pollination. Steve Wall of Buckin Bee Honey suggested Kate Weeling as a beneficial option. If you have any ideas, would you please contact us by e-mail or at 983-3033 as soon as possible. Thanks so much.

  2. Denise Avatar

    Hello! I am interested in having a hive on my 1-acre parcel in Santa Fe proper, but unsure of the city ordinances or how to find out if I even may be able to. Help please? Thank you in advance!

    1. Doug McDowell Avatar
      Doug McDowell

      You can have a hive. Check with your direct neighbors about their concerns or allergies before you do it. If they complainyou will have to move it. That is the main concern and a good one to afddress anyway. Also keep an epipen available in case someone gets stung while at your acre and is allergic.

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