Got the hive in place awaiting some bees. In the mean time a bunch of little black ants have decided to move in. The frames have some old wax and such on them and the little buggers love it.

I heard that you can use cinnamon around the hive to keep the ants out. Not sure if that is true or not. Is there a way to drive off the ants and keep them out of the hive? Or will the bees take care of business once I get some in the hive? Or will the presence of ants discourage bees from settling into the hive?

In my home I make a solution of sugar water and borax to kill the ants, but doubt that would be wise around the hive. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks!