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Got a problem with ants in your Beehive?
Ants love honey and some ants are omnivorous so eat the brood as well! A beehive is a perfect food warehouse for them. Ants don't sleep and can forage 24/7 if the temperature is over 10 degrees celsius. Bees have very little defence against Ants and they can cause far more damage than beekeepers realise.
These stainless steel feet are designed to create a barrier against ants entering your hive. Simply attach them to your beehive base/floor, fill the tray with vegetable oil and the ants are stopped immediately!
The feet feature a rain cover for the tray to stop water getting in. This is important because otherwise water will sink to bottom of tray and the oil spills out the top. Then on a hot day the water evaporates and disappears.
The feet come in sets of 4 with two types available: -
Threaded stud mount
This type is designed to be fitted by drilling four 10mm diameter holes of equal depth in your base (40mm) and then inserting the stud. With this method they can be easily added or removed. Drill 9.5mm diameter holes if you want the studs to be a firm fit. Tap the studs into the holes gently with a block of wood, before the tray is fitted. Technoset bases: - Remove the plastic feet from the base and there is a hole already in the base to suit the stud. Add some thin wall tube to the stud if a tight fit is required.
This type has a flat plate on the end with screw holes and can be attached to a flat surface on the bottom of a floor with 4 screws. This is a more permanent mounting solution.
Tip. Ants will walk up grass or weeds to access a beehive. Keep all weeds or grass clear of the hive. Second hand carpet is usually available free in most places and is great weed matting. Mounting the base on a pallet is also very helpful.