Tag Archives: varroa

Use Honey From A Dead Hive

Tony Teolis/ December 31, 2012

It’s an awful feeling and I was barely able to sleep through the night but I’ve worked through many other problems and I’ll work through this one too. I installed Hive A in April of 2011 and it is very sad to realize there is no life left in it now. Photos – http://bit.ly/YUzvgS Most of the dead bees were

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Death Of Bees Caused By Varroa

Tony Teolis/ December 28, 2012

Everything was going well this holiday season until today. I went out to confirm my suspicions that something was wrong with Honey Bee Hive A.  I installed Hive A in April of 2011 and it is very sad to realize there is no life left in it now. Photos – http://bit.ly/YUzvgS What bees there are were all on the screened bottom board. This hive had 2

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Episode-138- Check Varroa Counts Mite Drop In Honey Bee Hive

Tony Teolis/ December 3, 2012

The Varroa Counts Mite drop count in both hives is extremely low and the survival of the honey bees at least through the winter seems possible. It has been one week since I greased the board and when I went to check today there were only a couple of mites on Hive A’s board and none to note for Hive

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Episode-137- Why Are Honey bees Dying – A Closer Look

Tony Teolis/ November 26, 2012

Today’s video is another depiction of what honey bees experience on the throes of death. the way I have the bees set up in the gazebo allows for a view of dead and dying bees. This is unique in that many beekeepers do not have a means to easily see dead and dying bees displaced from their hives.