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Episode-234- Insulate The Top Bar Hive For Winter

Published on February 16, 2014 By Tony Teolis

As winter drags on through month four it seemed like a good idea to reflect on how I prepped the top bar hive back in October. In the warmer fall weather it was easy to avoid tasks such as this one but experience and knowledge of Mother Nature;s tendencies prevented me from being lazy. I […]


Published on February 15, 2014 By Tony Teolis

There seems to be no end to cold weather and to top it off we got a foot of snow today. It’s not that it is so bad but it has been a long winter and the motivation to plan for spring is tested by weather that keeps me indoors. Yet parsley is being sprouted […]

Episode-231- Weatherproof The Home For Winter

Published on February 1, 2014 By Tony Teolis

         I’m grateful for listening to a friend three years ago motivate me to insulate my home as well as I did at that time. The three winters since that time were not nearly as cold as this winter of 2013-14. The past few winters made the presence of drafts in the home known enough […]

Episode-230- Add More Mason Bees To The BackYard

Published on January 29, 2014 By Tony Teolis

I thought I knew about Mason Bees and how to cultivate and contribute to their growth in my front and back yards. But after three seasons with nominal success and little or no successive mason bee growth in future years it became time to ask why. Being winter these kinds of thoughts are helpful as […]

Three Things To Do For A Better Life

Published on January 27, 2014 By Tony Teolis

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Honey Bees Get Some Sun Before Snow

Published on January 21, 2014 By Tony Teolis

January 20, 2014 outside the thrive hive top bar hive and there is a lot of activitiy. The temperature went up to 12 degrees Celcius (54 F) just ahead of another snow storm coming our way. This one looks like a keeper although the ice from last December lasted a week after the snow melted. […]


Published on January 3, 2014 By Tony Teolis

As the snow falls on this secondary of January 2014 I must get off my tail and firm up plans for spring. It may seem like a far way off but in just four weeks I will have to start seeds if I wish for a productive crop starting with green onions and parsley. Then […]


Published on December 13, 2013 By Tony Teolis

December has just begun and we were greeted unusually warm weather for then first few days but that quickly changed to cold rain with an impending ice storm on the way. I want to see how the bees are doing. I haven’t seen any in several weeks and I hope that just indicates they are […]

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