Many New Mexicans enjoy the local honey produced by New Mexico’s beekeepers, but bees do more than provide honey for our sopapillas and other desserts. Bee pollination is responsible for billions of dollars of added crop value in the US; nationwide, about one mouthful in three benefits from honey bee pollination.
The Entomology & Nursery Industries Section is responsible for commercial honey bee colony registration and other apiary regulatory activities throughout the state. For information about the program, call 575-646-3207.
Visit these links for information on beekeeping:
Bee Informed Partnership – an Extension project that endeavors to decrease the number of honey bee colonies that die over the winter
Bee Health – A Cooperative Extension Service site with articles and answers from experts