How many of you lose hives to ants? Especially in the Southwest region. In the course of a week, I had 2 hives abscond and 2 hives with dead queens on the bottom board. From the outside the ants didn't appear to be a nuisance. On close inspection of the inside, the ants were going in and out of holes chewed in the capped brood. They didn't appear interested in the honey. Looks like they may have moved their home into the comb somewhere. The ants are the little light brown ants that move super fast, like they are on crack. Anyway, I will be spending the rest of the week remanufacturing the hive stands in my bee yards and making them ant proof.