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:


Honey! What next?

Honey is in the air. I'm looking at about 200 + pounds of honey to be harvested within the next couple of weeks! I just have to wait until the water content is around 18% and most of the honey comb is capped so my bee's honey can be discovered and eaten in 2000 years. If I harvest too early, the honey will only last a couple months before it ferments.

I can't wait for you taste Brown's Downtown Honey!!!!! Really, it's from Albuquerque and my back yard, and probably from someone you know's back yard.

Now all I have to do is figure out the hoops I have to jump through and the permits I need to pull to sell to you. Arg. I've been dragging my feet for too long. Anyway, within a couple of weeks I'll be pushing glorious honey!!! So, keep my email on speed dial when you need a sugar fix,


  1. How exciting! Wish I lived next door and could help you. Want to come to SD with a queen and start a hive on my fence? mmmmmm honey mmmmmm

  2. I think you might be a future beekeeper Jeri! Next time we talk, you will have a couple of hives squirreled away in your backyard. Ha

  3. Ricola, I have some honey set aside for you.... you just have to come visit:-)