Introduction: Hive Defender
3 or 4 years ago I was working on these for feeding Honey Bees. I felt that they are a complete failure. So I just stored them, until now. The Hive Defenders are great way to bring the frogs around the hives to better help in keep the beetles, moths and others. Its a great way to not use pesticides or other toxic products. Nature is an amazing thing!
Step 1: The Waiting Game....
I set up the little fountains back behind 2 of my hives. At this time all I could do is play the waiting game. I know the frogs are out there. I just needed to wait. I took light bulb covers that I could get that the thrift store for 99 cents. Mixed some concrete and poured into them. Waited for the full cure. Then cracked them out. Giving the little fountains a nice base to put then on.
Step 2: If You Build It They Will Come
A few days had gone by and they started to show up.
Step 3: Master Plan in the Full Swing
After more started to show up. I decided to add a little water plant to help the look. At night the frogs get a lot of use out of it and eat what is not wanted in the hive.
Step 4: Durning the Day
I started to notice that the bees have been using it during the day as well .