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Episode-268- Mason Bee and Raspberry Update

Tony Teolis/ March 6, 2015/ Gardens/ 1 comments

I have been promoting the mason bees a lot lately and for good reasona. The first is educational. I have been able to teach some people who previoulsy knew little or nothing about mason bees enough to consider raising some on their own. I have already been mailing out packages of mason bees, homes, reeds, attractant and guides. Even had

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Free Mason Bees

Tony Teolis/ February 1, 2015/ Gardens/ 1 comments

   This video show the Blue Orchard Mason Bee Osmia Lignaria cocoons that are hibernating in my fridge. The camera then trail to the garage where I am building the new mason bee homes. I have homes and nesting reeds available for purchase. The bees are free and will be ready to work in the spring. They spend their days

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Butterflies In the Bee Balm

Tony Teolis/ January 21, 2014/ Gardens/ 0 comments

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 bee balm was dried  up and done for in August there was a second bloom and this one fed a large gathering of butterflies. I don’t know much about butterflies but

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Honey Bees Gathering At The Chamomile

Tony Teolis/ October 24, 2013/ Gardens, Honey Bees/ 0 comments

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 Destructor and small hive beetles

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