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REPELANT™. Problem: Ant infestation of your beehive. Tired and aggravated with refilling water/oil moats or using sticky substances to try to stop the ant invasion?
Solution: Critter Technology introduces REPELANT™, an easy to apply ant barrier coating that prevents ants from climbing up the legs of your beehive stands. The ants fail to climb and give up and go away. The dry non-sticky REPELANT™ coating is not a pesticide and is environmentally safe. Please see instructional and demonstration videos on REPELANT™ is now available on Amazon either as a trigger spray or as a paint brush applicator process.
Critter Technology has recently introduced REPELANT™, an ant barrier coating scientifically developed to be a non-toxic, low maintenance deterrent from ant infestation. The coating works by preventing the ants from attaching to an inclined coated surface. They rapidly fall off and do not make it to the attractant. REPELANT™ is not a pesticide and the dried coating is environmentally safe and stable to environmental exposure. The coating has been field tested to protect beehives from ant infestation for more than eight months with no maintenance.
The sides of the compartment on the left side of this dog food bowl were treated with REPELANT™. Both sides of the dog food bowl were baited with dog food and it was left outside for several hours. Ants were only able to reach the dog food that was placed in the untreated (right side) compartment.

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“Go Cork It”. I would like to offer the following information about a new and unique product my daughter and I have assembled and currently being sold on Amazon. It is the first time either of us has ever tried to market an item and, as I told my wife, “I think I just spent $450 to learn a lesson.” I would love for a Beekeeping Supply Company to pick this up.
The product is called “Go Cork It” and includes a useful beekeeper’s informational laminated card. Thirty years ago when I first started beekeeping I bought a smoker and it included a cork but it was soon lost, replaced and lost again, hence the idea for a cork that couldn’t get away. Corking is safer and more convenient than trying to stuff grass or newspaper into the end of the smoker. In addition the two side laminated card has information on queen color codes, queen cell identification along with helpful bottling conversions and a reminder of legal moisture content requirements.


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Honey Sweetie Acres is an organic skin care company that started in 2011 out of necessity. My husband was suffering from a skin condition that dermatologists were unable to help. Having made soap in the past for the family, I decided to include goat milk due to the benefit of the lipo-proteins for the skin. After a few weeks, his condition greatly improved and eventually disappeared completely.
This prompted us to consider a new business making products using goat milk and avoiding harmful ingredients. Our signature line is our goat milk soap and lotions made from Nigerian Dwarf Goat Milk which has the highest cream content of any goat breed. We use organic honey in our soaps and lotions as a beneficial anti-oxidant. Honey is also a wonderful natural lather agent for soap. Our soaps are available in some Whole Foods, Earth Fare, Fresh Market and on our website ( and farm store located in Goshen, OH.
We have expanded to lip balms using certified organic beeswax & USDA certified organic oils. We also make goat milk facial cream, lotion bars, sulfate free shampoo and essential oil based liquid hand soaps.

With a background in chemistry and certification in aromatherapy, we are uniquely positioned to formulate safe and effective natural skin care products. Our mission is to help customers live a healthier lifestyle by being aware of the ingredients in personal products. The skin is the largest organ of the body and what you put on it matters as much as what you put in your body.



New from GloryBee – Pre-wired 9-1/8” Wood Frames.
Tradition with Efficiency
Wood frames with wired foundation are the preferred combination of frames and foundation for traditional beekeepers. However, due to how time-consuming and laborious it can be to install and wire beeswax foundation onto wooden frames, this combination has grown less popular over the years as new, more efficient forms of frames and foundation have been developed.
From our experience, it’s not only more natural but also much easier to get a newly installed package of bees going on 100% pure beeswax foundation. Since they produce it, bees prefer pure beeswax foundation over any other type. Now there’s a way to have the best of both worlds with GloryBee’s  Pre-wired Wooden Frames!
  • High quality, pre-assembled wooden wedged top bar, grooved bottom bar frames
  • Pre-wired horizontally with stainless steel wire
  • Use with 100% pure beeswax 8½” crimp wired foundation with hooks
  • Bees will draw foundation out faster with more uniformity and few irregularities such as bridge comb

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Bees On Board Stickers. Looking for a bit more space on the road? Worried about leaving your hive tools in the car sometimes? Perhaps we can help!
Car-friendly weather resistant vinyl laminate stickers, looks great on windows or bumpers, available in two sizes: 5” x 5” and 3” x 3”.
  • Six 5” x 5” stickers: $20, shipping and tax included.
  • 12 3” x 3” stickers, $15, shipping and tax included.
Please contact us directly for pricing on larger orders.
Profits benefit the community projects of the Center for Urban Bee Research, a 501(c)3 educational nonprofit based in Washington, DC.
Mail payment and shipping instructions to: Center for Urban Bee Research, 318 12th Street NE, Washington DC 20002

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BUZZ: The Nature and Necessity of Bees. By Thor Hanson. Published by Basic Books ISBN-10: 0465052614, ISBN-13: 978-0465052615. Hardcover: 304 pages, black and white, Publisher: Basic Books (July 10, 2018), 8.5”x 6”
From the Publisher…
Modern bees are marvels of engineering, with unique aerodynamics, antibiotic spit, and seven distinct sensory organs on their antennae. Evolving alongside flowers, bees brought new shapes and colors to our landscapes. And we humans were not left behind in the playful process of co-evolution, either: the practice of keeping domestic bees proliferated, enabling the agricultural revolution, as we carried hives from field to field from the Ancient Nile to rural America.
In BUZZ: The Nature and Necessity of Bees Thor Hanson takes readers on a journey that begins 125 million years ago, when wasps began feeding pollen to their young. From honey bees to bumblebees to lesser-known diggers, miners, leafcutters, and masons, bees have long been central to our harvests, our mythologies, and our very existence. The human relationship with bees goes far beyond crop pollination and the production of wax and honey. Bees have taught us about decision-making, brain function, addiction, and architecture.
BUZZ is a book of wonder, where conscience comes from curiosity, and the irresistible urge to get outside, find a bee on a flower, and settle down to watch.
Thor Hanson is a conservation biologist and Guggenheim fellow. His previous books include The Triumph of the Seeds and Feathers. He lives with wife and son on an island in Washington State.