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I've noticed this year I have small black ants all over the yard. They aren't pestering my hives but they are everywhere and I would like to get them gone. What can I put down that won't harm the pollinators? I do plant clover in the yard every year. Thanks for any input.
 

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Expanding a bit on beemandan: Its possible that the ants not bothering your hives are keeping other ants or bugs away that will bother your hives. So, leave well enough alone unless they become a problem, then reach for the least potentially harmful solution. For me, that is diatomaceous earth. J
 

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Here we’ve endured decades of fire ant dominance. In the past couple of years I’ve seen an increasing number of harmless black ants. I’m thrilled to see those black ants. It isn’t so much that the fire ants are a beekeeping problem it’s that they are a painful nuisance.
 
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