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Episode-252- Food Forest Part 4 of 4

Tony Teolis/ August 11, 2014/ Gardens/ 0 comments

The fourth and final video of the series shows what is growing in the front yard. The guild around the magnolia tree is new this year and contains some perennial plants such as comfrey and hairy vetch that is sure to come back next year with its multitudes of striking purple flowers. I chuckle as I just watched this video

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Episode-228- Not So Squirrel Proof After All

Tony Teolis/ January 8, 2014/ Backyard Birds/ 0 comments

November 23rd, 2013 The birds in my backyard are loving the new bird feeders. They took to them very quickly and can be observed all day taking their turns gathering food. For the first time in my life I’ve stopped to observe birds and can now actually recognize a few species. Being a part of Cornell University Lab of Ornithology

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Episode-211- Fruitless Fall Book Review

Tony Teolis/ August 12, 2013/ Honey Bees/ 0 comments

Fruitless Fall book review: 1. What I learned The difference between the waggle and tremble dances foragers perform upon their return with goodies from the field. Foragers do waggle dances when recruiting others to a good nectar or pollen or plunder site. The tremble dance is what foragers do when in need of receivers of their bounty. If the two

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Episode-208- Where Are The Bees In Colony C – Part 4 – Eggs, Larvae, And Hornets Oh My!

Tony Teolis/ August 5, 2013/ Honey Bees/ 0 comments

The saga of honey bee hive C continues and the colony struggles along. During today’s inspection I saw eggs and larvae which could be reason to believe that the colony had a successful supercedure. There were a few of the large European hornets flying around the hive and that is not good for a young struggling colony. Thus, I added

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Fun With Past Episode-74- For 7-29-13

Tony Teolis/ July 28, 2013/ Preparedness/ 2 comments

Home production is in full swing except for the honey production side of operations there has not been much time other than to record all of the things going on and reaping various harvests. Last night the elderberries were harvested for the first time and I will be making some elderberry jelly soon. Right now the berries are in the

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