Got my hive set up and while I am waiting to catch a swarm, those pesky little black ants have decided to move into the hive. There are bits of old comb on the frames and the ants are loving it.
Is there any worry about this? Will bees drive out the ants or will their presence deter the bees from staying once introduced to the hive?
I read about using cinnamon around the hive to keep ants out, but will it drive them away once they are inside?
Looking forward to getting some bees, but do not want to put them into a bad situation from the start if I can avoid it.