Dont have a bad problem yet with ants but I do see them on the hives. I currently just have the hives sitting on blocks. I am going to be building stands for the hives. I am interested in what other folks do to help with ant problems. I am currently building all new bottom boards for mites and SHB. I am building the freeman bottom board(traps). He lost hives to shb but has not had a problem since he designed these bottom boards.