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Equipment: Deeps vs Mediums & 10's vs 8's

Posted by douglasfarm on March 21, 2011 at 12:55 PM Comments comments (0)

In standards of beekeeping equipment there are 2 sized boxes, and 2 sizes of frames. All hives will need a certain amount of interior space, and as the hive matures it will need more. Further, to get through the winter enough frames with honey must be provided. Regions with shorter winters can leave less, longer winters require more honey, and thus more frames. If you do not give them enough space, they may feel more need to swarm in the summer or starve in the winter.

Most beekeepers w...

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Colloidal Silver

Posted by douglasfarm on June 9, 2010 at 6:13 PM Comments comments (0)

Colloidal Silver is silver suspended in a solution, normally water. It's made by grinding or electrolysis.


Silver is a metal that has been used in medical instruments for a long time. It is easily cleaned.


Many believe it to have anti bacterial, fungus, and viral properties.


I've heard of beekeepers spraying their equipment with colloidal silver. Please don't. Don't jump off any bridges because they guy next to you says its a good idea....

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10 Ways To Fight Ants Without Chemicals

Posted by douglasfarm on June 4, 2009 at 1:27 PM Comments comments (2)
  1. Baking soda is poisonous to ants, spinkle it around your plants to ensure ants will stay away. (But it will change the ground ph so use caution (blue berries will not like it).
  2. Instant Grits, instant rice or instant cream of wheat can be sprinkled around plants or hives. Keep it dry, replace if the rain gets it wet. The ant will eat a piece of whichever you sprinkle, drink water and the grain expands and kills the ant.
  3. You can use instant coffee grounds, chili powder, ci...
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