Tag Archives: varroa

Episode-209- Get The Word Out About A World Without Bees

Tony Teolis/ August 10, 2013

This episode was intended be a review of A World Without Bees but I left my notes elsewhere. So before that one I present A Fruitless Fall  by Rowan Jacobson, which is a play on words much like Silent Spring by Rachel Carson in 1962.   Fruitless Fall is no less foreboding in its depiction of a Fall without the buzz

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Episode-204- Where Are The Bees In Colony C – Part 3 – Despair Then Hope

Tony Teolis/ July 13, 2013

Welcome to Where Are The Bees In Colony C – Part 3 – Despair Then Hope at ToDoListHome.com. If you have watched parts 1 and 2 you know it has been a frustrating start for one of the new honey bee colonies installed on April 22, 2013. This one month old colony was doing well and I made things worse as

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Episode-202- Where Are The Bees In Colony C – Part 1 – A Backyard Saga

Tony Teolis/ July 7, 2013

Welcome to Where Are The Bees In Colony C – Part 1 – A Backyard Saga at ToDoListhome.com. This is part 1 of an ongoing story of the troubles this colony has experienced since its installment on April 23, 2012. The episodes in the resources below shows

Episode-188- Make My Own Screened Bottom Board Sheets

Tony Teolis/ June 3, 2013

This episode shows how I make my mite drop count boards with corrugated plastic sheets I got online cheap from Signwarehouse.com. I had been looking for a long time for a cheap supply of co plastic sheets because just one from the beekeeping supply companies costs $5 (shipping not included). That’s ridiculous! From Signwarehouse I got 10, 24 inch by

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Episode-172- Varroa Counts Get The Hive Back To Normal After Using Formic Acid

Tony Teolis/ May 6, 2013

                  Varroa Counts Today’s video shows the final part of the three part series on how I applied Formic Acid to Honey Bee Colony C. The mite count on the drop board on April 7 was too high for comfort especially in light of the loss of Colony A last November. It’s now been seven days

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Episode-160- Varroa Counts Put Mite Away II Strips In The Beehive Part 1 of 3

Tony Teolis/ April 13, 2013

Varroa Counts The video for today’s episode show how and why I apply Mite Away II strips to control Varroa mites in Honey Bee Hive B. Varroa mites are the number one honey bee killer on earth. This is the first of a three part series that will document the placing of the strips and observations of their affects. The colony

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Diagnose Honey Bee Disease

Tony Teolis/ January 25, 2013

The report is in from the USDA Beltsville bee research lab. Honey Bee Hive – A was apparently over run by the Varroa Destructor. I thought I had this parasite under control but I did not treat the hive with chemicals. I only did some occasional dusitng with powdered sugar. Obviously I was not doing it right or often enough. Especially as fall was

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