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I was browsing YOUTUBE and watched one of our northern beekeepers discover that this year the ants in his area are really bad. They are starting their colony on the beehive bottom board, and just DO NOT stop expanding until the bees are essentially driven out.

I have successfully used cinnamon around the bases of my stands to control ants, but have never thought to actually put cinnamon on the bottom board. Has anyone tried this?

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I have not had to place any on the bottom board put I do have several with cinnamon on the inner cover and the bee's don't mind it at all.
They leave it there even though they are gluing the top to the inner cover.
The ant's leave and stay out after the cinnamon is there.
 
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