Episode-239- The Easiest Way To Install Bees Into A top Bar Hive

Tony Teolis/ May 11, 2014

I begin this video with the actual installation of the honey bees. With I hope to show you Easiest Way To Install Bees Into A top Bar Hive. I am also careful and cautious about their condition. The video will show the importance of having respect for animals. They have just traveled 650 miles from the Walter T. Kelley Bee Company

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Episode-236- 7 Essential Supplies For Spring Beekeping

Tony Teolis/ March 29, 2014

2014 is my fourth beekeeping season. Right now the top bar hive seems like it will make it into spring no problem. However, getting them out of spring will be the challenge. It’s been a long much too long winter and the bees will need to work hard in between the early rains to gather pollen, nectar, build and raise

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Bees Busy Bringing In Pollen Before Another Winter Storm

Tony Teolis/ March 17, 2014

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Episode-234- Insulate The Top Bar Hive For Winter

Tony Teolis/ February 16, 2014

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 am glad I took the

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Honey Bees Get Some Sun Before Snow

Tony Teolis/ January 21, 2014

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. The busy bees are a

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Episode-227- Part 2 Check The Top Bar Hive Before Winter

Tony Teolis/ December 31, 2013

Here is part 2 of the November 2nd pre-winter check of the top bar hive. In this video you will see more of the honey stores these bees have prepared for the long cold winter. A good clean up job of old unused comb and the addition of fondant will help these bees through the winter. At least that’s the

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Episode-226- Check The Top Bar Hive Before Winter Part 1

Tony Teolis/ December 29, 2013

Today’s video is from November 2nd 2013 when I went into the top bar hive to check on the bees’ winter honey supply and to put in top bar of fondant and a sugar patty packed with essential oils and vitamins. The manner in which I planned to introduce the fondant was on a top bar and filling out pretty much

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Feed The Bees During This Warm Winter Break

Tony Teolis/ December 22, 2013

It was 70 degrees Fahrenheit in northern Virginia today the Saturday before Christmas 2013. It is supposed to be 70 and rainy all day tomorrow through Monday and the bees were out and active and I was too as a good check inside the hive revealed their shallow stores for the remaining winter. They had already plowed through the frame

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