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Offline limyw

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« on: July 14, 2006, 01:03:19 PM »
I was told that ant dislike pure honey, is this true? My honey always surrounded by ants, wherever I put them.
I dont believe this statement, unless ant dislike some kind of honey, due to its aroma or content.  Anybody heared the same thing?
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Re: Ant and honey
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2006, 02:31:05 PM »
Quote from: limyw
I was told that ant dislike pure honey, is this true? My honey always surrounded by ants, wherever I put them.
I dont believe this statement, unless ant dislike some kind of honey, due to its aroma or content.  Anybody heared the same thing?


I can tell you first hand Ants love pure honey.  It is a true pain in the butt to keep them out of the honey house where I help bottle and cut comb honey...
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Offline The Whale

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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2006, 03:56:04 PM »
This year I have been using plain old ground cinnamon to keep ants away iin my kitchen. It works better than ANY chemical or otherwise that I have ever used. Maybe this could be spread around in your honey house on the floor/counter tops, etc.

The pluses are that it's cheap - get a restaurant sized bottle at Sam's or where ever for a few $ - and it's natural. And it smells good!

Good Luck!

Linda in Nashville
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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2006, 03:59:13 PM »
Whale I appreciate the info.  Never heard it and it is cheap enough to try.  Thanks again.
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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2006, 05:02:57 PM »
Never heard of it?

Cinnamon, as in cinnamon rolls.

Cinnamon as in Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal.

It is not something you buy at Home Depot. You can get it at any spice aisle in the supermarket or even cheaper at the $1 stores.
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« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2006, 05:17:02 PM »
What is Home Depot?
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« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2006, 07:26:09 PM »
Now you're just messing with me :D
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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2006, 07:37:06 PM »
Guilty.  Sorry.  I know what cinnamon is, just never heard to use it for keeping ants away.    :)
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« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2006, 07:39:49 PM »
My aunt loves honey! :D
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