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BEES AND WASPS

Bees

I have bees swarming on my place, what do I do? Who can safely and humanely remove bees from my property in the Albuquerque area?

ABQ Beekeepers Swarm Catchers

Am I a bee or not a bee? NMSU Bee and Wasp publication

The office gets several calls about "bees" throughout the year. Some are honey bees while others are western yellow jackets.

Bees are essential to fruit + vegetable production as well as seed production for many plants! Beekeeping is gaining in popularity in Albuquerque and a number of beekeepers are willing to collect the bees from your property. Those beekeepers include the following:

For Bees located in walls that need to be extracted or cut out call (NOTE: Beekeepers may charge for this):

  • Ed Costanza 688-6210;

  • Megan Mahoney 681-5662;

  • Darren Jewel 235-2944;

  • Raymond Espinoza (505) 861-1693

All Areas Covered

  • Ron Brooks, 804-6794;

  • Ed Costanza 688-6210;

  • Ian Ford 246-8490;

  • Howard Hess 489-2152;

  • Jim Hess 873-2313;

  • Ferrell O'Rourke 296-9462;

  • Tomas Urrea (505) 341-2650 4-H Youth Leader -- All areas of Albuquerque

Downtown/Old Town

  • Mark Lewis (505) 270-2982;

  • Mark Leclaire (505) 933-9588;

  • Jessie Brown (505) 710-3277

NE Heights

  • Tom & Diana Tanner-- (505) 270-0381

  • Mike Kruchoski (505) 480-5000

  • John Ojile (505) 293-0244

  • Seah Johnson + Josh Phillips (505) 750-7324

  • Steve Burton (505) 750-7733

  • Joe Wesbrook (505) 515-7973

  • Mike Fickling (505) 228-7869

  • Andy Duran (505) 255-9700

  • Miguel Sarria (505) 750-1455

  • michael102908@comcast.net (505) 610-9905

  • TJ Carr (505) 263-3025

  • Steve Echols (323-6262)

  • Ian Dunn (505) 231-5421 and all areas of ABQ

SE Heights/Fairgrounds

  • Harold Gonzales (505) 883-0812

  • Morgan Attema (505) 266-3590

  • Steve Echols (505) 321-5205

South Valley/ Bosque Farms

  • Ron Brooks (505) 804-6794

  • Aaron Baca (505) 934-1956

  • Ed Costanza (505) 688-6210 (and all areas of ABQ)

  • Daniel Espalin (505) 550-6136

  • Henry Hutchinson (505) 401-5216 (and all areas of ABQ)

  • Chris Reisz (505) 256-9577 (also Downtown/Oldtown, Nob Hill, SE Heights, West Side)

North Valley

  • Taylor Horst (505) 217-5200

  • Tomas Urrea (505) 341-2650 4-H Youth Leader -- All areas of Albuquerque.

UNM Area/ Nob Hill

  • Aaron Baca (505) 934-1956

  • Ron (505) 804-6794

  • Claude Stephenson & Zoe Economou (505) 873-3096

  • Patrik Schumann (505) 255-1933

  • Sharon Barefoot (505) 879-1832

  • Lori lori.oferell@yahoo.com

West Side

  • Matt Finkelstein (678) 858-6200

  • Glenna & Phil Rule (505) 401-0330

  • Ted Wilcox (505) 500-4833

Rio Rancho/ Corrales

  • Paul Annons (505) 235-9648

  • Darren Jewel (505) 235-2944 (North Valley also)

East Mountains

  • Ian Dunn (505) 231-5421

  • Richard Davies (505) 286-8854

  • Joseph Annael (505) 281-8618 willing to travel into Albuquerque

New Mexico

  • Charissa Hild (505) 864-6660- Belen and Further South

  • John Gagne (505) 660-0336--Santa Fe Area

  • Daniel Williams (505) 350-9450--Corona (Central NM), NM

  • Raymond Espinoza (505) 861-1693 - Albuquerque, Los Lunas, Belen, Socorro, NM

If you are a beekeeper and would like to be added to this list, please contact the extension office 243-1386.