On today’s inspection I found a small number of small ants in my top bar, most noticeable right where the bars rest on the sides. I think some people call these sugar ants. My syrup feeding jars are located outside the hive at this time.
I read elsewhere in the forum that perhaps coating the legs of the stand with Vaseline would stop the ants from climbing up.
Any further suggestions? Should I do anything about the ants already in there?
Just want to stop a problem before it starts.