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I'm a new beekeeper and have only had my hive less than a week. I pulled off the outer cover and saw about 100 ants with eggs on top of the inner cover. I brushed them off but want to know if this is goign to be a problem. Right now I have a solid bottom board sitting on the ground. I plan on setting it up on cement blocks soon, so that may help.
 

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It happens. It won't be a problem, the bees will keep them away from the combs. I notice it happens more frequently on the old lids someone donated to me. Adrian.
 

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When I get ants there, I simply place a stick/twig that is about 3/8" diameter on the front and back edge of the inner cover and place the outer cover on top of them. This will give the bees plenty of space to have access and they will keep the ants from staying.
 
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