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:


University Swarm, aka Twin Peaks

Just caught this rocking swarm by UNM, off of Lead and University, in Albuquerque. I dub this 2 foot by 6 inch long swarm, and sister swarm 1 foot by 6 inches, Twin Peaks. I must have done something good in my past to deserve 2013's easy swarm Karma.

Twin Peaks

Lead and University

Cut the branches and lowered the swarms into my box with a tupperwear filled with a paper towel soaked in sugar water

Ready for the drive home, I'll go back this afternoon to pick up the foragers

Added a dollap of beeswax dripping with honey to give them a good start and make the hive smell like "home"

Oh Canada!