The unusually warm winter New Mexico we just emerged from wreaked havoc on an important species throughout the state and current conditions aren’t helping, either.
Beekeeper Lu Lu Sage says this past winter in New Mexico was devastating for local bees.
She says bees are supposed to cluster in hives during the cold winter months, but that’s not what many beekeepers around the state saw this year.
Albuquerque beekeepers are also reminding people that if they see swarms, to leave them alone and call 311 immediately.
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