Here in central Arizona we have some huge anthills. The red fire ants attacked one of my hives yesterday and I had to set the pallet up on pipe legs with cans of used motor oil at the feet. that stopped the ants on that hive.
This morning the ants were on another hive some ten feet away. I placed pie pans under the legs and brushed several hundred bees off the hive. Unfortunately, the legs of this hive stand are 6X6 posts. I think I will have to redo this hive stand with pipe legs in cans of oil.
Every day is a new challange.