Published on July 27th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Lova Is For Bee’s Too

Materials: 1 Lova, 6-8 zip ties, 1 tree branch, 1 binder clip & 1-2 rubber bands.

Description: It has been a hot one this summer in the Midwest and the bees in our hive have been roasting in the afternoon sun. But now with the Lova they have gotten a reprieve from the afternoon heat.

1. Assemble the Lova as the instructions indicate.

2. Find the angle you want over your bee hive or other item in need of shade.

3. Place the Lova in the holder and zip tie to the fence in your desired angle.

4. Place binder clip on the tip of the Lova leaf.

5. Lupe the rubber band around the tree branch.

6. Link the rubber band to the binder clip.

The binder clip and rubber band keep the Lova at the angle for our hive but there are many other way to do that if you don’t have a tree branch in close proximity.

~ Erika, Mission, KS

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Jules Yap

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10 Responses to Lova Is For Bee’s Too

  1. Shawn says:

    That’s quite an interesting way to use your old Ikea furniture. I see some problems with it. Firstly, not many people would want to use a good furniture to house bees. Secondly, which is the main problem, most people wouldn’t even want bees in their backyard!

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  3. Anonymous says:

    this isnt rrreeaalllyy a hack..but i still like the idea :)

    its cute,i should get a few of these to put on our fence to add some shade to our daughters pool&sand box..never thought of this idea before..thanks!

  4. Moontree says:

    I am really sorry to be that person, really i am, but the plural of “bee” is bees. *ducks*

  5. Anonymous says:

    Lol no kidding, very neat, but how is this a hack?

  6. Anonymous says:

    This leaf is doing just exactly what leaves are doing for us all summer: give cooling shade.
    No hack really, but love the idea.

  7. Beate says:

    Don’t worry, Bee happy!

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