Tag Archives: colonies

Episode-259 – Feeding Top Bar Beehive

Tony Teolis/ January 26, 2015/ Honey Bees/ 0 comments

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-256- Harvest Mason Bee Cocoons

Tony Teolis/ October 7, 2014/ Gardens, Honey Bees/ 0 comments

Episode-255- Top Bar Bees in July 2014

Tony Teolis/ October 4, 2014/ Honey Bees/ 0 comments

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Episode-251- Time For Top Bar Beehive Update

Tony Teolis/ August 4, 2014/ Honey Bees/ 0 comments

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-244- How To Inspect The Top Bar Hives

Tony Teolis/ June 19, 2014/ Honey Bees/ 0 comments

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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June

Tony Teolis/ June 14, 2014/ Gardens/ 0 comments

The dog and I were just outside this evening in the dark and its not just the ole sloping backyard instead it’s a sponge full of life. It has rained 6 of the first 12 days in June 2014 and for that we are grateful. Almost a full two inches in a time when it’s usually scarce. The dearth might be

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Episode-240- Installing Bees The Fun And Easy Way

Tony Teolis/ May 13, 2014/ Honey Bees/ 0 comments

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

Tony Teolis/ May 11, 2014/ Honey Bees/ 1 comments

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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