- Aug 22, 2010
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- Northeast Texas
The OP is seldom on here. Click on his name and send him a private message. If he has his notifications turned on, he will get an email and will be able to respond to you.Hi
I noticed the Nuc’s you had sitting on your new ant proof hive stand in one of your photos. I am trying to figure out your entrance setup on them. Are those robbing screens you made to use on them while the nucs build in size?
We here in so cal have argentine ants which can devistate a colony in a day, cause them to abscond, etc. so this hive stand is a great design. I am using rebar stands with motor oil moats and trying to come up with an alternative to attach to the legs for ant control, I have a few ideas I plan to try. Vegetable oil is preferred in the oil moats however rats, mice, skunks and possibly raccoons consume it which defeats the purpose. I hate seeing my bees accidentally falling in and dying in the moats.
Have you tried using tangle foot in your reservoirs ... however very messy proposition if you ever have to clean it off and I do not know what melting temperature it has.