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How to make an Ant Proof Beehive Stand

Discussion in 'Prep: Beekeeping Tools, Equipment, Supplies, etc.' started by soarwitheagles, Apr 16, 2016.

  1. Feb 17, 2017
    Baymule

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    northeast Texas ain't too bad.....:thumbsup
     
  2. Feb 18, 2017
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    soarwitheagles Loving the herd life

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    Thank you for the good advice...Texas sure appears to be a state that I would definitely put at the top of my list to move to...our own personal value systems and belief systems align with the majority of the political consensus of your lovely state of Texas.

    And now, in my attempt to realign this thread with the original purposes...back to the ant proof beehive stands...

    All beehive stand are still functioning perfectly...and I am not exaggerating even a tiny bit. Every ant proof beehive stand is still meeting the needs of every hive here...and that is after at least one year, and in some cases, two years of usage. Our needs? Simple: create a beehive stand system that consistently has the ability to shut out ALL ant access to the bee colonies on a consistent basis...

    Moral of the story: if you are struggling with ants, these ant proof beehive stands are the way to go. Infinitely better than trying all the old wives tales found on the internet...no doubt about it!

    I call it sweet success!
     
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  3. Apr 25, 2018
    soarwitheagles

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    Whoops, I wanted to apologize to everyone that came to this forum/post to learn about building an ant proof bee hive stand. I kinda got WAY OFF the original topic and that is not cool. So sorry!

    Here are a few more pics for clarification on how to build the ant proof bee hive stand!

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  4. Apr 25, 2018
    soarwitheagles

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    And some more pics!

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    And there you have it, a genuine ant proof bee hive stand that will last 15-20 years.

    I am presently experimenting with one more modification...and hope to post pics soon...here is how to do it:

    1. The darn PVC end caps were too expensive for my liking [almost $3 per end cap], so searched for a better idea.
    2. I purchased a 10 ft. segment of 3 inch ABS.
    3. Using a chop saw, we cut the ABS into 2 inch pieces [60 pieces]. This equals $.033 per piece.
    4. Cut a scrap sheet metal into a circle with two tabs for the lid.
    5. Screwed the lid on, done deal.

    Cost per cap now is under $0.40. This makes a difference when mass producing the ant proof bee hive stand.
     
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  5. Apr 26, 2018
    Baymule

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    Brilliant!