Ants lerking around new hive?

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by TheWoodsman, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. TheWoodsman

    TheWoodsman New Member

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    I just noticed a few ants crawling around on and some even in my hive which is discuraging becuase i actuially saw a single honeybee landed on the outer side of my hive. There are no bees in it yet, will the ants be a problem, or even move in? Will bees kick them out if some are in there or will they chase the bees away? Please let me know, thanks
     
  2. TheWoodsman

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    Dint really think about it till now, but i made a waterproof box, who wouln't want to live there. I just hope bees can keep buigs away that try and move in. Do they? Can i help them in any way? Thanks
     

  3. Zulu

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    Sprinkle some cinnamon on gnd around the hive.
     
  4. Murrell

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    A few ants won't bother any thing, the bees will take care of them.

    Murrell
     
  5. TheWoodsman

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    Thanks thats re-assuring. I was worried for a bit until now.