Bee Deterrent and Flattening the Building Site


This is part of our building site. I doubt you can clearly see, but there are bees living there. They cannot be there, but the bees have enough problems as it is. I don’t want to kill the bees and I don’t want to use harsh chemicals. We don’t want to do anything that we don’t have to do. We did a little research and found that bees don’t like garlic or citronella. So now there is garlic powder all over the building site and a candle burning nearby. The odor should offend the bees enough to get them away from the site. It is too soon to tell if it really worked, but there does not seem to be as many bees in the area.

Here is the site. Kind of flat, but it’s as good as it needs to be because the house will be up on pillars. We had to use the pillars because our lot is all rock. Huge rocks, probably the size of our whole house. Basically, we can’t move them at all. The man made a bunch of trips up the hill carrying the building materials to the site on the tractor. We were able to borrow some forks that attach to the bucket to bring everything up. We are finally on our way to starting to build. Haha.


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Sorry to hear about the bees, but glad to see that you are beginning your build! Hope it goes smoothly!
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