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  1. Bee Forum
    Serious question about controlling fire ants without killing my bees. I live on 2 1/2 acres in coastal NC, have 4 children, and a very bad fire ant problem. In the past I simply used Over 'n Out and was done for the season. (I don't like to use chemicals but my children are extremely...
  2. Diseases and Pests
    Today I placed a gallon jug of water under two legs of my hive and put the other two inside a cement mixing tray. I filled everything with water to try and create a moat to stop the ants. Later today I looked and one of the gallon jugs was just touching the back leg and the **** things had made...
  3. Beekeeping 101
    I have three new hives and ants keep trying to invade. I've had problems with carpenter ants, fire ants, and big black ants. How do you keep these out of the hive?