Topbar Beekeeping

I'm an urban topbar beekeeper in Albuquerque, NM. I manage hives in backyards and small organic farms within city limits. These hives are probably pollinating your veggie patches right now. Visit my website at:


For the Love of Bees- Bee and Farm Tour

Here is a lovely invitation for all of us beekeepers to check out a beautiful farm and home to Les and Heather outside of Penasco this coming weekend. This is where I have taken classes in the past on topbar style beehives from the longtime educator Les Crowder. I always love peeping in on other beekeepers yards to get tips and ideas for my own hives. Don't miss this garden of paradise!

Come one, come all! For the Love of Bees Farm is on the Santa Fe Farmers Market farm tour this Sunday, August 28, from 9am - 3pm. 

Our farm is the proud recipient of a Western SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education) grant to develop our farm as a demonstration site for a diverse landscape of pollinator forage species. This is the first year of the three year project period, in which we have planted out a number of trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials and cover crops in order to study their benefits on our local pollinator community. The farm tour is a wonderful opportunity to see many of these plants in bloom.

We are a certified organic farm using biodynamic methods of planting and we sell vegetables, herbs and flowers at the SF Farmers Market, as well as honey from our topbar beehives. We also raise geese, turkeys and sheep using rotational grazing practices. Numerous beehives are on site.

We are located at 1235 State Hwy 75 which runs through Dixon and Penasco. If you are coming from Dixon, we are the first right after mile marker twelve on Hwy 75. There will be balloons at the entrance. 
Please be aware that the Dixon Fiestas are also happening on Sunday and there is a parade at noon, which will cause significant delays. Taking the high road through Truchas is recommended. If you take the high road, you'll take a left upon reaching Penasco, and head into Rio Lucio and the Picuris Pueblo area. Our driveway will be on the left, just before the twelve mile marker. Again, look for the balloons. 

Parking may be an issue, so consider parking on the road and walking down the driveway. 

Please, no dogs! Thanks, and hope to see you there, Heather & Les

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