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Old 05-03-2009, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Heading to the NW, 4 sure.
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Curious about how many folks have bee hives? What type of flower population is needed.

We have a lot of sunflower types in the summer and not a lot of wild flowering bushes etc.

HW
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Old 05-03-2009, 01:23 PM
 
Location: San Juan County, New Mexico
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Curious about how many folks have bee hives? What type of flower population is needed.

We have a lot of sunflower types in the summer and not a lot of wild flowering bushes etc.

HW

I keep bees in San Juan County. The only way to know whether your area will sustain a couple of hives is to get them and try it. You'll need a reliable source of water for them such as pond, stream, etc. Around here the irrigation provides the crops that they forage on.


p.s. Here's the best forum on the web for beekeeping. Plenty of information for new beekeepers, including a "How to get started" section. Lots of nice people who are willing to help.

http://www.beesource.com/forums/index.php
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Old 05-04-2009, 05:37 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Hunter - There is an apiary in Rodeo, NM down in the bootheel. We bought some of his honey in Demming on our recon trip. Wonderful stuff and he has a website. He may be able to help with info on beekeeping in arid areas.
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Old 05-04-2009, 07:06 AM
 
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You might want to check your local NMSU Agricultural Extenison rep.

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