Sugar Cake Recipe for Bees [as a nutritional supplement for extra long, cold winters]. water added to 5 lbs. granulated sugar in large mixing bowl. Add couple drops of food grade essential oils (lemon grass or HoneyB Healthy)
Ant Moat ~ Found this for my beekeeping, but going to apply this idea to make an outdoor food bowl for the dogs. ~~ "Legs of your hive stand go in this. You put oil in the outer layer to keep the ants out.