I haven't the time to turn out the ant barriers I would like to have, so I am installing a temporary solution this evening after the bees are in for the night. My plan is to essentially add legs to my stand, and have those legs sitting in bowls, which will be filled with machine oil, hydraulic fluid, gear lube, grease, or whatever. This is where i'd like advice. Should i go with a light oil, thick oil, or grease? Fear not about precipitation, i shall afix rain guards which will keep out nearly all precipitation, yet provide no easy method of bypassing my and guard.
Thanks for your thoughts and input!