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Thread: Ants

  1. #1
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    Apr 2012
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    Asheboro, NC , USA
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    Default Ants

    Been feeding my weaker hive with a boardman feeder which was a problem because my stronger hive was robbing, also they would suck it dry in a few hours. Decided to get a top feeding, started using it yesterday morning check it before dark and notice a lot of small ants all over it. My question is, are the ant a threat to my hive? Have not seen any inside just the outside think there is a small leak in one corner of the feeder.
    Thanks in advance for your advise.

    Al

  2. #2
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    May 2012
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    Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA
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    Default Re: Ants

    As soon as my entrance feeder is empty, the ants just swarm in there to clean any thing up. I just had to keep some syrup in it all the time, so the bees would keep the ants out. I don't feed now so it's not a problem anymore. I wouldn't worry about it.

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