Re: [Beekeeping] Re: Ants and Hive Stands
- I used cinnamon sticks. I laid them down and then placed the bottom boards directly on them. so the edges of the bottom boards sat on the sticks. It stopped my ant problem.Marie
From: Carrie H <redfsh3@...>
Sent: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 9:52 PM
Subject: Re: [Beekeeping] Re: Ants and Hive Stands
I was having a really bad ant problem when my hives were on cynder blocks. I then tried the can with oil under each leg but lost several bees from drowning. Ant nests were really bad under the blocks. I killed the ants and replaced my stands with old metal chairs. I cut the backs off and removed the wooden seats. This made really good stands and the ants don't seem to climb up the metal legs. Oh I did sprinkle an ant killer around each leg just for safe guards. I did all this after loosing a good hive from bull ants. I hope this helps.