This is the first time I experienced a formic smell from one of my hives, strong enough to make my eyes water. I know what formic smells like, as I use to treat with it. What is going on?
Right on. You might even call it ant-acid. (insert laugh track here).Ants produce formic acid. It's the chemical ants use to put down a scent trail for other ants to follow. In fact, the word FORMA means ant.