Tag Archives: colonies

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Honey Bees Gathering At The Chamomile

Tony Teolis/ October 24, 2013

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

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