Episode-259 – Feeding Top Bar Beehive

Tony Teolis/ January 26, 2015

What a good time for me today as I checked in on the top bar hive.  That’s colony D and the survivor of 5 hives in 5 years. Not good odds but a chance for survival is underway. This video shows the top bar hive cluster and it was time to top them up. I was concerned they don’t have

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Episode-255- Top Bar Bees in July 2014

Tony Teolis/ October 4, 2014

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Episode-251- Time For Top Bar Beehive Update

Tony Teolis/ August 4, 2014

I have been showing a lot of the fruit, flowers and vegetables growing around the property permaculture style but I need to emphasize at times the animals that all play a part of the systems I have built. Featured in this episode is honey bee colony D from June 2014. This hive began in April 2013 and seems to be

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Episode-247- Easy Way To Provide Water For Honeybees

Tony Teolis/ July 6, 2014

             It is taking me time to catch up on all the things I have been recording around the home from the beginning of spring but I get to things eventually. Today’s video was taken in April before the spring was in full swing. I’m at the point now where my management cycle has been

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Episode-244- How To Inspect The Top Bar Hives

Tony Teolis/ June 19, 2014

The video in today’s episode is a month old already but I get to things eventually. I am taking a less invasive approach to beekeeping this year. There has been too much to prepare in the gardens that I have not had to the time or energy to over manage the hoeny bees which I think is a good thing.

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Episode-240- Installing Bees The Fun And Easy Way

Tony Teolis/ May 13, 2014

Here is part 2 of the latest honey bee installation. This one in a top bar hive. Using a top bar hive as the home for this fifth colony of honey bees I am anticipating a yard full of animals. Hive 4 is going strong and I must heed any signs of swarming but for the time being all is

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