Re: Ants in my Top Bar Hive
No, they are not evil.
Originally Posted by AvatarDad
Proper follower board is your friend.
Proper follower board == bees are allowed to go under/around the follower board.
Bees do absolutely hang out and patrol all the real estate behind the follower boards.
This is how I keep my combs pest free - behind the follower boards (only one of may benefits of the FB).
So unsure why is they are evil.
Ants are a non-issue to worry about (maybe fire ants down south are an exception).
PS: to be clear, follower board <> hive divider;
Proper reducing/expending the bee nest is a true issue.
Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.