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Re: [Beekeeping] Re: Ants and Hive Stands

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  • Marie Taylor
    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
    Message 1 of 31 , May 23, 2013
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      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@...>
      To: Beekeeping@yahoogroups.com
      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.


    • Shiloh Kelly
      Put cinnamon in them.
      Message 31 of 31 , May 31, 2013
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        Put cinnamon in them.
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