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Ant moat. Legs of your hive stand go in this. You put oil in the outer layer to keep the ants out.

Ant Moat ~ Found this for my beekeeping, but going to apply this idea to make an outdoor food bowl for the dogs. ~~ "Legs of your hive stand go in this. You put oil in the outer layer to keep the ants out.

Beehive legs that block ants from getting into the hive.

Beehive legs that block ants from getting into the hive - printer pattern

Honey Bucket Strainer System

This is our handy bucket strainer system for use extracting honey, via the crush-and-strain method. To use: simply place honeycombs into the top bucket (which is lined with a screened bag), smash up t

A Better Sugar Syrup Recipe for Feeding Bees. #BeeWeek

A Better Sugar Syrup Recipe for Feeding Bees - Homesteading and Livestock

A Better Sugar Syrup Recipe for Feeding Bees.

I really could have used one of these earlier this year . . . . I was very lucky (or stupid). But I think that hive is empty. Either that, or that is one strong old lady.

Hive Carrier

I really could have used one of these earlier this year . I was very lucky (or stupid). But I think that hive is empty. Either that, or that is one strong old lady.

A new way of protecting bees against varroa mites

Bayer Bee Gate - a new way of protecting bees against varroa mites. Still in research phase.

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Adopt A Hive – Bees At Home On An Ant Proof Hive Stand

This morning Matt adopted a swarm that we hived just last week in San Jose. This swarm was a good sized one and when we released the queen two days after we hived them they have already built a goo…

How to Get Rid of Small Hive Beetles for Good in 5 Fail-Proof Steps

How to Get Rid of Small Hive Beetles for Good in 5 Fail-Proof Steps

Why buy honey bees if you can get them for free? Find out the two methods you can use to catch a swarm of honey bees safely.

Marking a Queen bee © Éric Tourneret #beekeepingideas

Marking a Queen bee © Éric Tourneret #beekeepingideas

DC Honeybees: Smoker Fuel Cartridges (Homemade!)

Training To Be A Beekeeper

Is your hive getting raided by small hive beetles? Here are 5 ways you can get rid of hive beetles from your beehives for good.

How to Get Rid of Small Hive Beetles for Good in 5 Fail-Proof Steps

Is your hive getting raided by small hive beetles? Here are 5 ways you can get rid of hive beetles from your beehives for good.

THATS a bee yard!! Maybe I should do this with my bees! We just had a bear get into one of our hives!

Bee yard built to protect beehives from bears

Honeybee chain. This is called 'festooning'. That is how they make the natural comb shape. Team work is sweet.

11 Simple Tips of How just to Bee & connect to the moment - RS - Honeybee chain. This is called 'festooning'. That is how they make the natural comb shape.

Learn how to keep ants out of your hives.

Ant season is coming! So, what can you do to stop ants from invading your beehive? If ants are a problem in your area, read on to find out the best strategies for keeping them out of your hives.

Cinnamon to prevent ants going into hives

Cinnamon to prevent ants going into hives - sticks work better than powder in rainy climates.

Welcome bees into your backyard and reap the benefits. Not only are they wonderful for your garden, but they are also great at making honey.

An Introduction to Beekeeping

Did you know there are up to bees living and working in every bee hive? That is a lot of honey! Learn how you can become a backyard beekeeper and reap the benefits of having these friends buzzing around.

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