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  1. #1
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    Default Bee proof ant bait station .

    Anyone approve of this ant bait station to be bee proof . It's made using #8 wire . There a 3/4 inch gap that a bee shouldn't be able to get the baited sugar water just poured through the screen .
    Any thoughts . Plan to place it a little from the hive to draw the ants away from the hives .



    Nothing ventured nothing gained . Sometimes the only way to learn is do .
    25 hives at the moment .

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    Default Re: Bee proof ant bait station .

    Made a hinged cover to keep rain out .


    Nothing ventured nothing gained . Sometimes the only way to learn is do .
    25 hives at the moment .

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Bee proof ant bait station .

    90 looks and no comments . Anyone else think its going to be safe ? Plan is suger water with borax to hopefully kill ants
    Nothing ventured nothing gained . Sometimes the only way to learn is do .
    25 hives at the moment .

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Bee proof ant bait station .

    Will cost you a 70-74 4000 gasser for good answer. Cheapy answer, looks good, not sure about safe, try a dry run with food coloring and see if any painted bees

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    Default Re: Bee proof ant bait station .

    I think that can holder may may it difficult for you to drink the Pepsi without spilling it all over yourself!
    Graham
    USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft

  6. #6
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    Roanoke, VA, USA
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    Default Re: Bee proof ant bait station .

    I think using #8 screen to let ants in and keep bees out is a good idea.
    I am wondering if a solid bait would be safer and less likely to be spilled and cause a problem. Maybe something like Andro gel. Now I think about it, an empty queen cage with both corks could have gel inside it and screen keeping bees out.

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