Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Small Back Yard Fish Pond-Water Source For Bees

We have had a beehive in our back yard for years. Our oldest son has been wanting a fish pond that would also serve as a water source for our bees. This summer, we finally bit the bullet and the bees are loving it. The bees land on the small pond plants and the duck weed. If you are planning on a pond and want to use duck weed, please be advised that duck weed multiplies quickly. The duck weed  is a great food source for the fish in the pond.

My son is working on a solar powered pump for the pond. This will be covered in another post.

We used a 2 feet x 2 feet x 3 feet, 71 gallon galvanized round end tank. A note for anyone thinking of using the galvanized tank. Be sure to test for leaks. Our tank arrived with a dented bottom. It was tightly packed and the tank is very heavy. This is probably why it was dented during the shipping process. The tank leaked, which our son used a product called Bentonite Clay. The clay comes in a powder form. You simply mix the clay with water and mold it to the inside of the tank. This product is safe to use in ponds and it was successful for solving our leaking problem.

1 comment:

  1. That is really cool and I love that you are helping the bees.


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