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Ryan Kowal
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • United States
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8 Frame Queen Excluder For Sale

Hello Everyone,I accidentally ordered a metal 8 frame Queen excluder from Dadant. The item is brand new and unused.Call if interested.(505)796-2244RyanContinue

Tags: for, sale, bee, bees, queens

Started May 4

Positive Test for European Foulbrood
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Hello Everyone,I recently ordered some test strips for European and American Foulbrood. I have an infection in some of my hives and was worried if it may be AFB. Luckily it is not!The test strips,…Continue

Tags: test, foulbrood, american, european

Started this discussion. Last reply by Abq Beeks Apr 12.

MAQS for Sale (Varroa Treatment)

Hello Everyone,I have some MAQS's (Mite Away Quick Strips) for sale. I bought them last year as a back up plan to treat my hives for varroa in case my numbers did not come down after treating with…Continue

Tags: treatment, varroa

Started Mar 21

How to Improve Leaky Bucket Feeders
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Hello Everyone,I didn't see a link to the March 11th meeting so I thought I'd post something that might be educational and relevant to this time of year.Recently I've switched to bucket feeders for…Continue

Tags: feeders, bucket, spring, syrup, feeding

Started this discussion. Last reply by Randy S. Mar 12.

 

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8 Frame Queen Excluder For Sale

Hello Everyone,I accidentally ordered a metal 8 frame Queen excluder from Dadant. The item is brand new and unused.Call if interested.(505)796-2244RyanSee More
May 4
Ryan Kowal replied to Justin M (Mike) Griffin's discussion Just hatched queen 7pm 4-24-21
"Hi Mike, Is this queen still available? I called to ask, but it's too late tonight. Ryan (505)796-2244"
Apr 28
Abq Beeks replied to Ryan Kowal's discussion Positive Test for European Foulbrood
"Ryan, Sorry to hear about a positive test for EFB.  It is awesome that you were able to identify and make the diagnosis.  Good luck in treating and ridding your apiary of EFB.  It is a good time for the rest of us to learn more about…"
Apr 12
Ryan Kowal posted a discussion

Positive Test for European Foulbrood

Hello Everyone,I recently ordered some test strips for European and American Foulbrood. I have an infection in some of my hives and was worried if it may be AFB. Luckily it is not!The test strips, however, did show a positive for EFB. Now my question is if anyone knows of a veterinarian who would be willing to work with me to get a prescription written for Terramycin (Terra-Pro)? Attached are the images of my tests.If you know of anyone, please let me know.Thanks,Ryan Kowal(505) 796-2244See More
Apr 12
Ryan Kowal posted a discussion

MAQS for Sale (Varroa Treatment)

Hello Everyone,I have some MAQS's (Mite Away Quick Strips) for sale. I bought them last year as a back up plan to treat my hives for varroa in case my numbers did not come down after treating with Apiguard. The packs are scheduled to expire April this year.If you need help applying the treatment I'd be willing to assist you in using them. Below are the details:MAQS are a non-synthetic treatment for varroa. They use formic acid as a means of killing varroa mites.You may use this treatment during…See More
Mar 21
Randy S. replied to Ryan Kowal's discussion How to Improve Leaky Bucket Feeders
"Thanks for sharing such a great video.  Well done and very helpful."
Mar 12
Ryan Kowal posted a discussion

How to Improve Leaky Bucket Feeders

Hello Everyone,I didn't see a link to the March 11th meeting so I thought I'd post something that might be educational and relevant to this time of year.Recently I've switched to bucket feeders for Fall, Winter and early Spring feeding. I've always found the yellow inserted screen caps in the bucket feeder lids a nuisance.  Moreover, I've never felt comfortable, nor had success in inverting a gallon of sugar syrup over a hive in the dead of winter with a 2 inch hole cut out in the lid.Needless…See More
Mar 11
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Mar 11
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Dadant 20-Frame Extractor for Sale $1,500

Hello Everyone,I'm selling my Dadant 20-Frame Extractor for $1,500.Click HERE to view (and please read) the sales flyer.There's a link below to the same flyer, but I can't help if it does not work properly.Thanks,Ryan Kowal(505) 796-2244…See More
Aug 22, 2020
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Mated Queen For Sale

Hello Everyone,I have a mated queen that came with one of the packages I ordered this Spring from SC.I'm not interested in her so I'm selling her for $25 to get access to the equipment she's occupying.If interested please call 505-796-2244.Thanks,RyanSee More
Aug 13, 2020
Ryan Kowal posted a discussion

Virgin Queens for Sale

Hello,I have virgin queens for sale. Emergence date 08/30/2019.They are marked, come with three workers, queen candy and cage.1-4: $20 each5-10: $16 each11 or more: $12 eachCall Ryan if interested: 505-796-2244See More
Aug 31, 2019

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About me:
Still trying to keep bees...

I'm interested in any data you like to share, which relates to varroa management, overwintering techniques, and queen rearing/insemination.
I use the following type of bee hives:
Langstroth
My bee hives are primarily located here (ZIP code):
87111
How best to reach me (Public email or phone)
by phone: 505-796-2244

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