ants ants ants... don't like 'em

Discussion in 'Pests and Diseases' started by An-Nahl, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. An-Nahl

    An-Nahl New Member

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    My 1st year of beekeeping I used cinder blocks and the ants had easy access (here in Geiorgia we have many, many Varieties... I think the ones that invade the hives are sugar ants)

    the 2nd year I made wood tables and with the use of Vaseline on the legs it was tougher for ants...

    This year I will use PVC pipes cemented in ground with steal grating as my table... I may use plastic bowls tipped upside down with Vaseline coating…


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    ...what do you use?
     
  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    First, I must say, I had in mind you were just a bit older than the photo shows. :D

    The only time I have seen an ant problem is when there is no bee space above the inner lid, or there is no hole in the center of the inner lid. If I do have a problem, I will first use white powdered lime under the hives. If that doesn't do the job, I will go to migratory lids.
     

  3. An-Nahl

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    Photoshop