Re: Are ants a problem? (and what about paper wasps?)
Ants are typically scavengers. I've never had ants bother a healthy hive. If you are feeding your hive sugar syrup, the ants will join in on the feast but that's pretty much all. I've even had ant hills against the concrete blocks that a hive stood on....and no problem.
Same for bumble bees or paper wasps...no problem.
Hornets will occasionally 'harvest' a few bees but not enough to matter...unless you happen to be the bee harvested.
Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted. - Emerson