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Offline flyboy

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Borax/sugar in a straw for ant control
« on: June 25, 2016, 04:03:11 PM »
Just heard this at the bee meeting.

Put a mixture of sugar and borax in a straw by the hive. The sugar coats the borax, which they take back to their nest and it kills the ants.
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Offline Michael Bush

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Re: Borax/sugar in a straw for ant control
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2016, 09:07:16 AM »
I've always done borax:sugar:water in 1:1:1 ratio.  It's quite effective on ants.  If you want to make sure the bees can't get it, then put it in a tupperware sandwhich box with 1/8" holes in it.
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