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Finished bee area. Hive sits on raised area with river rocks for drainage. There's a terra cotta saucer water source with sponges in it to keep the bees from drowning.

Photo Only - Finished bee area. Hive sits on raised area with river rocks for drainage. There's a terra cotta saucer water source with sponges in it to keep the bees from drowning.

beekeeping tool box. Put it on the project list.

you can carry frames in them, catch swarms in them, carry all your supplies, etc.

Hive setup with fence and water. Haha! Perfect to keep the nosy security in our community from seeing a beehive in the backyard. Doubtful they wouldn't notice a swarm but I can dream!

Hive setup with fence and water. Perfect to keep the nosy security in our community from seeing a beehive in the backyard. Doubtful they wouldn't notice a swarm but I can dream!

Stands and setup to build for our current beehive, and the 2 more we're getting in the spring.

Stands and setup to build for our current beehive, and the 2 more we're getting in the spring.

Bee Feeding Recipes: When feeding bees, it is the sugar, not the water that the bees need. By mixing the sugar to water at different ratios, the beekeeper can encourage certain behaviors. Below are sugar syrup recipes from Keith Tignor, State Apiarist, and the actions they stimulate within the hive. Also included are candy recipes and instructions for dry sugar feeding used as emergency winter food when temperatures are below 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

By mixing the sugar to water at different ratios, the beekeeper can encourage certain behaviors. Below are sugar syrup recipes and the actions they stimulate within the hive.

make a stand like this so the legs don't interfear with hive entrance etc....or, mount on PVS pipes or Steel Pipes fastened from underneath mounted in concrete.  You can coat the pipes with vasaline to keep ants off.

Plywood rain roof for the hive

Preventing bees drowning in their drinking water by delores

Preventing bees drowning in their drinking water by delores

Sprinkling cinnamon in a hive keeps ants away

To get rid of ants from a honey bee hive, sprinkle cinnamon in the path of the ants and put cinnamon sticks around the hive base. Cinnamon does not harm bees

On a hot day, a hive of bees can use over a quart of water! Keep them healthy and hydrated with this DIY Bee Bath.

Make a DIY Bee Bath

DIY Bee Bath: On a hot day, a hive of bees can use over a quart of water! Keep them healthy and hydrated with this Bee Bath.

Love the combination of all the different kinds of hives.

Bee hive design only.

Bee Lining: The Oldtimers’ Way to Find Wild Beehives

Bee Lining: The Oldtimers’ Way to Find Wild Beehives

Many new beekeepers learn things the hard way. As a beekeeping instructor, it’s my job to keep my students from meeting this all too common fate! Read on to find out the mistakes I see most o…

OP: Many new beekeepers learn things the hard way. As a beekeeping instructor, it’s my job to keep my students from meeting this all too common fate! Read on to find out the mistakes I see most o…

A & K's Honey Bees: Hive Stand ready for action.

A Ks Honey Bees: Hive Stand ready for action.

Beautiful Bee Hives! - The Official Website of Mid-State Beekeepers Association

The different colors help bees find the right hive.

Barn Bee Hive

Barn Bee Hive for those who like to individualise their bees :-)