• Beekeeping

    Best Bee Friendly Ant Killer

    Ants are a pest that many beekeepers need to deal with one time or another.  While a few ants may be no big deal, it is important for beekeepers to avoid an infestation.  Of course, the difficult thing about getting rid of ants is that you do not want to harm the bees too.  For that reason, you must find a bee friendly ant killer.  Why Ants are Attracted to Beehives Ants love sweets, so it makes sense that they are attracted to the scent of honey in the hive.  Another thing that attracts ants to beehives is sugar water in a bee feeder.   Are Ants Harmful to Bees? A…

  • Beekeeping

    Do Ants Harm Beehives?

    “There are ants in my beehive!” is a common complaint among beekeepers. It’s not surprising because ants are often attracted to sugary foods.  So finding a beehive full of sweet honey must be like hitting the jackpot for them.  But for beekeepers, while ants are a nuisance, at what point do you step in and get rid of the ants?  Do ants harm beehives?   Why Ants Like Beehives Like most creatures that try to invade a beehive, ants are attracted to the smell of honey.  Just like ant traps use a sweet smelling bait to lure ants, honey is the reason ants will enter a hive. Furthermore, if you are…

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    Protecting Beehives From Ants

    When inspecting your beehive, you may find more than just bees in there.  Ants are notorious for trying to get into beehives and set up shop. You may notice them on the ground around the hive, crawling up the legs of your hive stand, and even in the hive itself.  If you have a problem with ants in your beehive, this article is for you. I will be sharing tips for protecting beehives from ants.   Do Ants Harm Beehives? Sure, ants are annoying, but do ants harm beehives?  Ants are usually attracted to beehives because they want to get to the sugar water in the feeder or the honey.  A…