Why buy an ant farm? It’s simple and fun to make one from a few items you have lying around the house.
If you already have the skills for amateur beekeeping, as outlined in Mary Reilly's previous video, then it's time to start harvesting the honey from those honeybees. Mary shows the fruits of her busy hive and demonstrates honey extraction techniques. Mary and Kelsey Clark suit up in heavy-duty garb to sweep irritated bees from the hive frames. The comb on each frame is then raked to expose the honey. Then the frames are placed in an extractor that spins out the liquid gold using centrifugal ...
Love the taste of honey, but hate the price? The solution many people have turned to is amateur beekeeping, where you can have all the honey you want, for minimal startup costs and periodic maintenance. It's a little work, but if you're a honey nut, just as much as the honeybee, then you need to become a recreational beekeeper.
The world's first bee populated billboard features 10,000 of the insects, drawn in from a local honey bee farm, using queen bee pheromones. The billboard is a call to action for England’s diminishing bee population, which has decreased by 50% in the last 20 years.
Every year in Ontario, Canada, the Clovermead Bees & Honey, Bee Beard Competition is held. Categories include squeezing honeycomb, lighting smokers, suiting up quick, and building bee boxes, and catching bees.
François Vautier built an art farm into his scanner and then proceeded to scan the farm each week for a duration of five years. Amazing time-lapsed result below. Inspired project... though perhaps not quite as inspired as the massive ant city filled with cement and then evacuated (video #2 in the gallery below). Insane. Don't miss it.
How to set up a Bee Hive" presented by The FruitGuys Farm Steward Program.Your purchase of organic fruit delivery supports projects helping small family farms nationwide.
In this clip, learn how to repel those pesky mosquitos with a bunch of ideas from Lynn Yuen. Lynn will walk you through the best sprays, candles and gadgets that will keep those annoying bloodsuckers away from your bare skin no matter where you are. So, the next time you go fishing or camping, make sure you pack up these supplies and stop that itch before it begins!
Of all the places you'd think to check for bed bugs, I doubt that library books would be at the top of your list. As odd as it sounds, though, libraries and library books are some of the most common places for bed bug infestations. Libraries all over the country have reported bed bug problems this summer, and some have even had to temporarily close to take care of the problem. But before you vow to never set foot inside a library again, here's a little primer on how to check your books for be...
This video tutorial from Live Monarch shows you how to fix a live butterfly's broken wing. You can help restore flight to a butterfly in need -- you can be a hero and make a real difference.
If you're getting started in the beekeeping business, or as a hobby, the first thing that you will want to know is how to spot the queen bee of the hive. And also, a technique called "Splitting the Hive" so you can begin an entirely new hive out of the one you already have. In this video you will get a full tutorial on how to do all these things to get you started with beekeeping!
If you've ever had even the slightest encounter with bed bugs, you know they are the most feared, nastiest vermin in New York City, as well as other closely populated spaces (re: college dorms). The latest nasty bit of news on the topic concerns clothing retailer Hollister- their flagship Soho store was shut down for three days for infestation.
Having bugs in your yard can either be a good thing or bad. There are some bugs that can promote healthy growth, while others destroy your beautiful plants and can be a burden on you and your yard. So it's important to know which is which and how to take care of them properly.
In this video tutorial, we learn how to get rid of fleas at home without using chemicals. One way to do this is to chop up 6-8 lemons and let them sit in hot water overnight. After the evening, pour the juice into a spray bottle and spray it onto your pet's fur, which will keep fleas away. You can also take cedar bedding and spread it around their bedding area, which will repel fleas as well. Also, on your carpet you can make a mixture of 4 parts borax and 1 part salt and spread into your car...
There's nothing worse than finding a few bedbugs on your body. These gross little creatures are starting to appear all over the United States and are popping up in hotels all over. These little insects can be an big problem for people, but can easily be avoided. So check out the tutorial above on how to stay away from bedbugs while on the road. Good luck and enjoy!
Need to build a cricket farm? In this video, learn about the best method to breed and raise crickets, beginning with your own two hands. With thanks to Crawdad Outdoors, learn how to build your own cricket farm at home.
Two research teams, in Turkey and Iran, both recently discovered an incredibly rare species of bees. Coined the Osmia (Ozbekosima) avoseta bee, the insects use colorful flower petals to create papier-mache cocoons for their offspring.
Dealing with a cockroach problem? Maybe you want to get rid them but you don't want to feel guilty about killing them. Kill them the humane way and sleep easy knowing you caused them no harm on your path to a cleaner apartment. This video offers some helpful tips to taking of your cockroach problem the humane way.
Gnats seem to come out of nowhere - one day your house is clear and the next you're covered in a million little pests. They get in your eyes and nose and all over your food.
DO you have those little flies hanging around your houseplants? Aren't they annoying? Those little pests are called fungus gnats and they can be difficult to get rid of.
Are cobwebs taking over the lesser used areas of your home? Do you hate bumping into a big, uninvited spider guest in your doorways? Well, look no further. Springtime brings pollen, dust and pests, all of which contribute to those annoying webs, and this tutorial will provide you with professional tips for eliminating them from your space. Not only will you learn how to get rid of the webs, you will also learn how to prevent them so hopefully you won't have to worry anymore. So, check out thi...
Fruit flies are the biggest pain in the you know what. They come out of nowhere, swarm in packs and are virtually impossible to get rid of without tearing your kitchen apart. Don't you wish there was a simpler way to rid yourself of these annoying pests?
Are flies ruining your summer BBQs? Did you know there is an incredibly simple solution? This tutorial will show you how to get rid of pesky flies with nothing more than a ziploc bag, water and a few pennies.
With summer just around the corner and the family spending more time outside insects such as chiggers can become an annoying hindrance to outdoor activities. Luckily, there are ways to deal with the little buggers with a little effort and some key items.
In this video the instructor shows how to get rid of fleas. He starts telling about how infectious the fleas can be and how much trouble they can cause. He gives a step by step procedure on how to get rid of them. He says that you should eliminate the threat first by removing eggs, larvae and other germs from the area. He shows how to quarantine the infected area and how to wash them in warm water to kill them. He shows how to use vacuum cleaner to clean all the carpets and other furniture. N...
To get rid of fleas take a pan and put some water in it. Float a tea light candle in the water and light it. Take some dish soap and pour it into the water. Mix the soap into the water. You are not trying to make a lot of bubbles but the soap in the water catches the fleas. Put the pan in the flea infested area and the fleas will be drawn by the candle light. They will leap into the pan to get to the light. The soap will hold them in the water. Another way to get rid of fleas is to take 6-8 l...
Curbly says, "This fly paper is delicious! How couldn't it be with ingredients like this?" Ingredients:
It’s nice to have pollinated flowers and honey, but we could do with out the sting. Thankfully, there are ways to lessen your chances of being barbed.
This seems unbelievable and quite unnatural, but the backyard surgery of reconstructing an insect's wing is possible.
Learn how to make bug spray. Follow this simple, eco-friendly recipe for an effective alternative to chemical-laden bug spray.
Nothing ruins a romantic fresh air picnic like the buzzing of angry yellow jackets—especially since, unlike the useful honey bee, they can use their stingers over and over again... Learn how to deal with bees without getting stung. This instructional video from Howcast offers tips on handling yellow jackets.
A Northern CA beekeeper introduces the honeybee, shows slides of her small operation, and shares lots of personal beekeeping tips on things like hive placement and discouraging bears. Beekeeping can be a rewarding way to get your own fresh honey and beeswax. Watch this video insect farming tutorial and learn how to care for bees and practice beekeeping.
Marking a queen bee will allow the beekeeper to locate her easily by the now distinguishing spot on her back. Specialty markers can be purchased from a beekeeping supplier, but similar ink can be found more easily at a local arts and crafts store. Just make sure to let the ink dry before releasing her, otherwise her colony will clean it right off. Watch this video beekeeping tutorial and learn how to mark the queen honey bee.
Tarantulas make fascinating pets but do require a lot of care. Learn more about keeping tarantulas as pets with tips from an exotic animal expert in this free video on pet spiders.
This video beekeeping tutorial series shows how to raise bees. Bees can do a number of things for farming self sufficiency. They can help pollinate crops. Of course, they make honey and also a little bit of wax. Watch this video and learn how to start beekeeping.
Check out this detailed beekeeping video tutorial on how to construct a wooden commercial frame with wax foundation for use in a honey bee hive by beekeepers. Also, learn how to use a plastic frame.
If you find a dead wasp in your room (and it has been "un-living" for a while you may want to dissect it for pure science--even if you use a screwdriver.
Learn how to identify the major parasite that destroys Monarch caterpillars and butterflies. A quick magnified look at their scales can reveal this most dangerous butterfly plague.
In this series of pet care videos, our spider expert will introduce you to the dangerous world of the Chaco Golden Knee Tarantula. However, their lives may not be dangerous in the way you are used to thinking of tarantulas: as a horror movie nemesis that threatens to off the hero with just one bite.
They're creepy. They're hairy. But they still make great pets. For some of us, at least. Watch and learn how to care for your tarantula. Created by our favorite British imports over at videojug.com, this informative tutorial gives you all you need to begin your loving relationship with your pet spider. Care for your tarantula.