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Ants in my Beehive

Posted by wendy923 TN (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 19, 09 at 9:46

I have a bee hive that is not very strong. I've fed it through the winter, and now the bees are bringing pollen home. Nectar hasn't started to flow here yet, so I am still feeding them. I noticed yesterday that there are ants all over the side of the hive. They are not in the empty super that I'm using to feed them, so they are going into the hive. I'll track down where the ants are coming from, but this is sitting on the edge of my garden, so I don't think it would be the last of them. How can I safely get rid of these ants and protect the hive until it gets stronger?
Thank you so much! I've worked so hard on this hive! I don't want to just let it die!!


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RE: Ants in my Beehive

I would get thru each frame and physically remove them.
See where the ant nest is and with shovel transplant or get rid of them.
Some people put their hives on legs, each leg put into a can with a bit of oil.

Konrad


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RE: Ants in my Beehive

We divided our hive to start a new one. We bought a queen and she is released successfully. I noticed little ants around the entrance..is this ok? The hive is sitting on top of 4 cinder blocks and it has been raining a lot in our area.


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