The Process of making Moats for the Bee Hive Stand for LFA Control Be sure to not screw lifters in too tight or the plastic will crack. Three or four (3-4) screws are recommended for each lift. Moats for the bee hive stand are potted plant saucers and may be filled with any type of liquid substance that is not harmful to honey bees. (Such as soapy water.) This moat acts as a physical barrier for LFA entering from the ground.