Ants in top feeders

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Ants in top feeders

Post by eporter » Sun May 27, 2018 2:31 pm

We are finding an abundance of ants in the top feeders of both our bee hives. Any advice on getting rid of these little suckers?

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Re: Ants in top feeders

Post by Jacobs » Sun May 27, 2018 3:19 pm

As long as the ants are going to the feeders, they are not causing a problem for the bees. I have learned to live with the fact that unintended insects get fed along with my bees when I am feeding to get comb drawn.

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Re: Ants in top feeders

Post by eporter » Sun May 27, 2018 4:51 pm

Thank you! I was of the live & let live perspective but was a little concerned when there were so many.

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