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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.

My first commission to paint a hive. Although my client was my own bee keeper…

My first commission to paint a hive. Although my client was my own bee keeper father, it was still a really fun item to design and paint for.

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.

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.

How to collect bee pollen

Collect Bee Pollen - add some pollen to your diet to help with allergies. I don't know if it works, I heard it once, so I try to eat local honey. I really need to have my own bees.

Brown streaks on the entrance to your hive may mean your bees have dysentery or nosema.

How to Autopsy a Honey Bee Colony Brown streaks on the entrance to your hive may mean your bees have dysentery or nosema.

Use sponges to prevent bees from drowning in their drinking water- smart!!

Use sponges to prevent bees from drowning in their drinking water- smart .

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.

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.

How to Catch Wild Bee Swarms

What do you do when you have an unwanted bee swarm in your home? You call a crazy beekeeper like me! Find out how we safely catch swarms for our apiary!

Bee Lining: The Oldtimers’ Way to Find Wild Beehives -THIS IS SOOOO INTERESTING!...... and a real "Art" I'm sure.

Bee Lining - The Oldtimers’ Way to Find Wild Beehives. This is really interesting even if you never plan on practicing it.

DIY Bee Vacuum - Create a gentle bee vacuum for clean swarm removals and help #savethebees! made with a recycled paint pail and a freebie cheap vacuum from Staples Office products.

DIY Bee Vacuum - Create a gentle bee vacuum for clean swarm removals and help made with a recycled paint pail and a freebie cheap vacuum from Staples Office products.

I want to own bees who'll make me honey. Yep, they'll make it just for MY dining pleasure.

How to split a bee hive. (very good video about splitting and how to checkerboard hives ~ many more beekeeping videos available here also)

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