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Pests of Honey Bees

Ant nest between the inner and outer cover

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Ants are not usually serious pests in honey bee colonies. Occasionally, however, certain species may enter colonies to search for food or establish nesting sites. Ants are typically found between the inner and outer covers of the hive and in pollen traps. Even though ants seldom disturb the bees, they can be a nuisance to the beekeeper.