I have placed 2 new hives on some property for the 1st time last Tuesday, they are package bees and have pollen patties and sugar water inside the hive. These ants were trying to find a way in on one of the corners of the hive body. I guess I over looked a small, very small gap between the lower hive body and the super that closes in the feeder. The ants were ganged up around that corner wanting to enter but the bees were buzzing inside when I walked up and took at look at what was going on. I brused them off the hive, light silicone the small gap and put the legs of the hive stand in water until I get something else to fix the problem.
Here they are eating a dead bee that was kicked out of the hive.
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