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Amy Owen
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  • Tijeras, NM
  • United States
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Started May 13

Mite Testing: Alcohol Wash Method
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Here is that video I shared in our last meeting (rough draft, but it gets the job done):  https://youtu.be/FzVokNtDLQEContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Louis Blackwell Apr 24.

The Evening Before Grandma Passed
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I wrote this after losing my grandma.  I find solace in beekeeping and watching bees, possibly like some of you.  I hope all of you are doing well in these times.  10/8/2020On Tuesday I got 11 hives…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anita Amstutz Jan 18.

 

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Amy Owen posted a discussion
May 13
Louis Blackwell replied to Amy Owen's discussion Mite Testing: Alcohol Wash Method
"Hi Amy I think your video is excellent -- thankyou;  I'd like your opinion on a mite related sampling approach I've been using: counting mites using a sticky board; usually daily from Spring until late Fall I have two Langstroth hives…"
Apr 24
Sharolyn Berry Eitenbichler replied to Amy Owen's discussion Mite Testing: Alcohol Wash Method
"Thank you Amy! This is helpful and informative, and is very much appreciated!"
Apr 18
Amy Owen replied to Amy Owen's discussion Mite Testing: Alcohol Wash Method
"Hi Sharolyn!  Thanks for these great questions. 1)  I wait a while before testing a colony after it was a swarm or package.  At least 3-5 weeks.  You want to see several 3-4 bars or frames of brood before you do a test. …"
Apr 17
Amy Owen replied to Abq Beeks's discussion KQRE TV - Bee season is here: What to do if you get caught up in a bee swarm
"Thanks for sharing this!"
Apr 17
Sharolyn Berry Eitenbichler replied to Amy Owen's discussion Mite Testing: Alcohol Wash Method
"I have a couple of questions about mite testing and treating and decided to post them here--it seems to fit the topic of this discussion and maybe others have similar questions. 1) Regarding mite testing:  How soon after installing a) a swarm…"
Apr 14
Amy Owen posted a discussion

Mite Testing: Alcohol Wash Method

Here is that video I shared in our last meeting (rough draft, but it gets the job done):  https://youtu.be/FzVokNtDLQESee More
Apr 12
Amy Owen posted a discussion
Apr 7
Bob Kunkel left a comment for Amy Owen
"Amy, I'm currently enrolled in a VA online beekeeping course through Michigan State. This course does not have a hands on portion due to Covid 19.  I'm looking for a mentor.  If you would help, I'd greatly appreciate…"
Apr 3
Anita Amstutz replied to Amy Owen's discussion The Evening Before Grandma Passed
"Just saw this Amy. I hope your heart is finding solace these days, also among the bees, which btw, have symbolized resurrection for centuries:) "
Jan 18
Amy Owen replied to Amy Owen's discussion The Evening Before Grandma Passed
"Dion, I really appreciate your kinds words.  So many good memories... I hope you and yours are doing well.   Amy"
Dec 5, 2020
Dion Beth Mason & Kelsey Sanchez replied to Amy Owen's discussion The Evening Before Grandma Passed
"Amy, I just saw this.  Our sincere condolences.  What you wrote was beautiful and may the good memories of your grandmother live on.  Dion"
Dec 4, 2020
Amy Owen replied to Amy Owen's discussion The Evening Before Grandma Passed
"Thanks so much.  I am too--"
Nov 25, 2020
Ronald E. Nolte replied to Amy Owen's discussion The Evening Before Grandma Passed
"Sorry for the loss, but I am glad you found comfort."
Nov 25, 2020
Amy Owen replied to douglas binder's discussion Robbers!
"Number one is start with good genetics.  Make sure you are getting queens that show resistance to varroa--and if you can, get local queens, as they are more likely to be able to withstand the unique conditions here in NM. I also use both TB and…"
Nov 22, 2020
Amy Owen replied to douglas binder's discussion Robbers!
"Its so hard to lose colonies--and yes, difficult to kill bees for mite sampling.   What you've learned after your first year is more than many beekeepers learn.  I completely agree with your take-aways.  Some beekeepers just…"
Nov 22, 2020

Profile Information

About me:
I'm very interested in ecology, entomology, and doing my part to contribute to a more sustainable way of life. I keep bees in the east mountains.
I use the following type of bee hives:
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My bee hives are primarily located here (ZIP code):
87059
How best to reach me (Public email or phone)
Phone 575-496-0518

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At 9:41am on April 3, 2021, Bob Kunkel said…

Amy,

I'm currently enrolled in a VA online beekeeping course through Michigan State. This course does not have a hands on portion due to Covid 19.  I'm looking for a mentor.  If you would help, I'd greatly appreciate it.  My email is kunkel.23@gmail.com.  Phone number is 575-317-3961.  I'm in the Albuquerque area.

At 2:04pm on September 7, 2020, JIM FITZGIBBON said…

Hi Amy,

I sent you a friend request. I missed your presentation last meeting. I have a question for you. I did a sugar roll test and had 20/300 mites in one hive and 7/300 in my other hive. I have Langs. What treatment do you recommend ?

I would not mind calling you if that is ok. I am going to call Randy S. also. He has been a wonderful mentor for me. This is my second year. I have also harvested my honey and getting ready for the fall.

Thank you,

Jim Fitzgibbon

At 9:13pm on May 12, 2018, Hugo Saul Hernandez said…

cool, sounds goood.

At 1:09pm on May 12, 2018, Hugo Saul Hernandez said…

Hi, I left the meeting early but wanted to know if help is still needed at the railyards.

Thanks,

Hugo Hernandez

 
 
 

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