Sustainable Agriculture Science Center at Alcalde

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Bee and Blossom
Photo taken by Adrienne Rosenberg

Bee Keeping Workshops 2016


  • Section 1: Part 1: May 24, 1- 4:30 pm & Part 2: May 26, 1- 4:30 pm

  • Section 2: Part 1: May 31, 1- 4:30 pm & Part 2: June 2, 1- 4:30 pm

Where: Both Part 1 (May 24 & May 31) are at Abiquiu Extension Office. Both Part 2 (May 26 & June 2) are at NMSU Alcalde Science Center.

Part 1 is classroom theory (at Abiquiu Extension Office). Part 2 (at NMSU Alcalde Science Center) is how to set up a hive and what equipment is needed to get started with beekeeping. Cost: $10.00/person please RSVP by May 13th with Rio Arriba CES at (505) 685-4523. For more information, check out the flyer below.

Presenter Melanie Margarita Kirby is a native New Mexican who has been keeping bees professionally for 19 years. Zia Queenbees provides pollination services, exquisite honeys & beeswax products, consilience research, and survivor queen honeybee breeding following a "Father Time tested- Mother Nature approved" regiment.

Bindweed Mite Workshop

Where: Alcalde Science Center

When: June lOth , 2016 from 1- 4 pm

Please Register by June 03, 2016 to participate with Augusta or Ana at (505) 852-2668. Bindweed Mites are a biological control for the Field Bindweed plant (Convolvulus arvensis). The Bindweed Mites will be free to the public. You will be given enough material to start a nursery. One bag per person. Must bring a cooler, paper lunch bag, ice or ice packs in your cooler.

man with tree

Alcalde Field Day 2016

When: August 11, 2016

Field Day at SASC at Alcalde is one of the most exciting events of the year for our local community. More details to come! Stay tuned!

The Sustainable Agriculture Science at Alcalde's mission is to conduct agricultural and natural resource research to benefit small family farms and ranches of north-central New Mexico.

We are open Monday through Friday from 7:30am - 4:30pm.

For general information or questions, please contact the Rio Arriba County Extension Service at 505-685-4523 (Abiquiu) or 575-588-7423 (Tierra Amarilla).

Drought Publications

Publications to assist New Mexico's ranchers, farmers, and homeowners cope with our current extreme drought conditions.

Sustainable Agriculture Science Center at Alcalde
371 County Road 40
P.O. Box 159
Alcalde, N.M. 87511
Phone: (505) 852-4241
Fax: (505) 852-2857


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