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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 | buckinbee.com/Buckin_Equipment_For_Sale.html
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 | ziaqueenbees.com
Queen rearing and workshops in the heart of New Mexico
Buckin’ Bee | buckinbee.com
A great selection of local Santa Fe honey, candles, balms, pollen and equipment from master beekeeper Steve Wall.
Santa Fe Bees | santafebees.com
Santa Fe Bees offers equipment, training and support to the bees of Santa Fe.
Local Plant Stores:
Agua Fria Nursery – 1409 Agua Fria St., Santa Fe, NM | 505-983-4831 | aguafrianurserynm.com
Plants of the Southwest – 3095 Agua Fria St Santa Fe, NM | 505-438-8888 | plantsofthesouthwest.com
Newmans Nursery – 7501 Cerrillos Rd. Santa Fe, NM | 505-471-8642 | newmansnursery.com
Payne’s North – 304 Camino Alire Santa Fe, NM | 505-988-8011 | paynes.com
Payne’s South – 715 St Michael’s Dr. Santa Fe, NM | 505-988-9626 | paynes.com
Jackalope – 2820 Cerrillos Road Santa Fe, NM | 505-471-8539 | jackalope.com
Santa Fe Farmers Market – 1607 Paseo de Peralta Santa Fe, NM | 505-983-4098 | santafefarmersmarket.com
Online equipment catalogs:
kelleybees.com (formerly Brushy Mountain Bees)
~ If you know of other resources or if the contents of this page are outdated, please contact us ~
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.
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!
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.