Instructables: exploring - living - bees - featured Thu, 28 May 2015 17:32:58 PDT BLOX v1.01 Collecting a Bee Swarm
Collecting a Bee Swarm - More DIY How To Projects]]> Norahbelle "WHAT IS A BEE SWARM?Swarming is the honey bee’s method of colony reproduction. The old queen and about half of the worker bees leave their former nest and seek a new home, usually in the spring but sometimes at other times of the year when local conditions permit." from UC Davis Integrated Pest Man...
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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 10:44:25 PDT
Bellows Bee Smoker For The Home Apiarist
Bellows Bee Smoker For The Home Apiarist - More DIY How To Projects]]> antagonizer It's always been a dream, of mine, to have a few bee hives, so when I found a swarm on my property, I was pretty elated. More than that, they were free, they were wild and they were plentiful. I realized that it presented an opportunity to create my apiary in a traditional way, from building my hive...
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Wed, 24 Sep 2014 19:21:12 PDT
Make a Bee Vacuum that Really Sucks
Make a Bee Vacuum that Really Sucks - More DIY How To Projects]]> JenniferBerry When I tell people I'm working on designing a bee vacuum the response typically varies from blank stares to shock. Everyone wants to know what the heck a bee vac is, and why would I want to suck those cute fuzzy stinging beasts into a shop vac in the first place. As a beekeeper, I am occasionally ...
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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:55:50 PDT
Sugar Coated Honey Bees -or- How To Test for Varroa Mites
Sugar Coated Honey Bees -or- How To Test for Varroa Mites - More DIY How To Projects]]> JenniferBerry Colony Collapse Disorder got you down? You can wave your arms in the air, share tear drop text emoticons with your hipster friends about how much you loved your dead bees, hashtag your disappointment, blame it on pesticides, but whatever you do, DON'T do a sugar roll test when your replacement hiv...
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:29:18 PDT
Mustache Wax
Mustache Wax - More DIY How To Projects]]> target022 Admit it, you couldn't wait to grow a mustache. But now, everyone and their mother has one. How are you supposed to stand out in a crowd. That's right! Mustache wax! Basic formula Once you grow a mustache you're going to need a soft pliable wax to shape it. That means adding oil to wax until you...
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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 00:43:21 PDT
Beeswax Sushi Candles
Beeswax Sushi Candles - More DIY How To Projects]]> smori These California roll and tuna roll beeswax candles are fun to display around your house or give as wedding favors! Materials Beeswax honeycomb sheets (black, white, light pink, dark pink, green, red)WickRulerKnifeBlow dryer California Roll: Crab Meat For the crab meat for the California roll ...
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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 15:00:27 PDT
Backyard bees in the 'burbs
Backyard bees in the 'burbs - More DIY How To Projects]]> Norahbelle What do you need to know when thinking about keeping bees in your backyard?This is a basic overview of things to consider.- Think about it - Learn about it- Decide- Invest in equipment- Install bees- Nurture bees- Harvest honey- Learn more! Think about it - Things to consider Why keep honeybees?M...
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Thu, 12 Jun 2014 23:20:37 PDT
Wine Cork Bee Earrings
Wine Cork Bee Earrings - More DIY How To Projects]]> Rhonda Chase Design I was in my yard recently when I realized that our hanging bird house had become a hanging bee house. It was so wonderful to see that a colony of bumble bees had made their home at our home. We couldn't keep the hive where it was, but I had a local beekeeper take the whole bee house to a nearby apia...
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Thu, 5 Jun 2014 15:39:49 PDT
Rendering Pure Beeswax
Rendering Pure Beeswax - More DIY How To Projects]]> thehivelife When most people think about beekeeping, the big harvest is for the honey. Another byproduct of honeybees is of course beeswax. Beeswax is popularly used in candles, soaps, beauty products, and even as a wood finish. To obtain clean, pure beeswax, it is actually quite a laborious process. Scrapp...
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Wed, 21 May 2014 19:43:58 PDT
Easter Bees
Easter Bees - More DIY How To Projects]]> Norahbelle Easter and springtime and the bees are buzzing! Decorate eggs to bee happy. Supplies Eggs that have been emptied (mine are brown eggs.. white eggs work) another instructable shows how - How to blow eggs our of shells Black acrylic paint and brushes Fabric for wings Scissors ...
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Tue, 8 Apr 2014 15:09:24 PDT
Bring A Bee To Work Day.
Bring A Bee To Work Day. - More DIY How To Projects]]> FriendOfHumanity The bees are in trouble and with spring coming there is a chance to help them. This project began with the idea of just taking some sunflowers  into the barren, concrete yard at work to attract bees; but because I had 57 seeds left over it became a bigger project to get every one around me to nurtu...
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Wed, 12 Feb 2014 05:37:37 PST
Solitary Bee Habitat
Solitary Bee Habitat - More DIY How To Projects]]> tjesse While searching for something for my daughter and I to do together on scistarter, I stumbled upon a project involving insects. Kids love insects, so I thought it was an easy way to get her interested in science. The University of Florida is requesting the help of amateur backyard scientis...
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Sun, 20 Jan 2013 23:24:37 PST
Honey Harvest and Extraction
Honey Harvest and Extraction - More DIY How To Projects]]> neighborhoodfruit This instructable features honey harvest and extraction. While it is less likely that anyone would do this on their own if they are not a beekeeper, this might be useful for those who aspire to become one.Bees are really great and easy to keep, even in the urban environment! As Novella Carpenter cal...
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Tue, 8 Dec 2009 14:03:31 PST