When to check in on an empty hive. I saw ants on the outside of the box so I opened it and found a lot of ants and ant eggs inside. So I took apart the hive and used diatomaceous earth on the ants. I then moved the empty hive inside. My thinking is letting the hive set for a day and clean it and then put it back together. Here is my question. Will the hive be safe for bees to live in? Has anyone used diatomaceous earth around bees without issues? I know I need to do some work around the hive to prevent ants and other unwanted things from coming into the hive.
You should never forget that every creature has its purpose in the cycle of nature and can also be very important to humans. Sepp Holzer's Permaculture