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Butterflies In the Bee Balm

Published on January 21, 2014 By Tony Teolis

The cold of January has me yearning for the heat of summer and all of the beautiful creatures that go along with it. In particular just when I thought the beebalm was Doris up and done for in August there was a second bloom and this one fed a large gathering of butterflies. I don’t […]

Honey Bees Gathering At The Chamomile

Published on October 24, 2013 By Tony Teolis

I was fortunate enough to catch these bees hard at work getting ready for a cold weather front to hit our area. All that’s left this year is the top bar hive which I have affectionately referred to as the thrive hive. However, things have been challenging for it lately but the battle with Varroa […]

Episode-217- Check In On The Top Bar Hive

Published on October 3, 2013 By Tony Teolis

The video for today’s episode presents the thrive hive which is the sole remaining bee colony on my property. This colony has remained strong from the time it was placed in the top bar hive in April 2013. It was doing so well that I took three top bars full of brood (bee larvae and […]

Episode-212- Grow Tall Sunflowers With Compost

Published on August 22, 2013 By Tony Teolis

Today video depicts a few months of the growth of one patch of sunflowers I have growing. There are dozens of sunflowers growing this year and the big ones were started in indoor back in April. The patch depicted today however was grown from just planting the seeds in a small 2 foot square patch […]

More Carpenter Bees Bouncing Back In The Bee Balm

Published on June 27, 2013 By Tony Teolis

Today’s video captures More Carpenter Bees Bouncing Back In The Bee Balm. Xylocopa virginica The Eastern Carpenter Bee is alive and doing well in my back and front yards. There are lots of them around and they seem to be easily please with any of my many flowers. the honey bees…not so much. Although I do have plenty […]

Episode-138- Check Varroa Counts Mite Drop In Honey Bee Hive

Published on December 3, 2012 By Tony Teolis

The Varroa Counts Mite drop count in both hives is extremely low and the survival of the honey bees at least through the winter seems possible. It has been one week since I greased the board and when I went to check today there were only a couple of mites on Hive A’s board and […]

Episode-137- Why Are Honey bees Dying – A Closer Look

Published on November 26, 2012 By Tony Teolis

Today’s video is another depiction of what honey bees experience on the throes of death. the way I have the bees set up in the gazebo allows for a view of dead and dying bees. This is unique in that many beekeepers do not have a means to easily see dead and dying bees displaced […]

Episode-136- Bees In The Fall Prepping For Winter

Published on November 18, 2012 By Tony Teolis

Insulation for a honey bee hive.   If you like watching honey bees you will love this video. I took some great film of the honey bee hives during a warm day on November 10, 2011. The temperature was 70 degrees F in northern Virginia. The last video I posted featured many honey bees in […]

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