The number of honey ants in the United States has skyrocketed over the past few decades, and their numbers are increasing exponentially in the U.S. The American honey ant is a native to the tropics and is thought to have originated in Asia around 1900.
It’s the only native ant species that can be found in North America and Europe, and its numbers are believed to be at a record high.
In order to keep the honey ants from multiplying in numbers, beekeepers have introduced many beneficial insects into their colonies, like the black-and-white hornet.
Unfortunately, honey ants are very destructive to honeybees, and have been found to spread diseases like Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD).
This is because honey ants eat and devour honeybees that are not infected, killing them.
But even if they didn’t eat the bees, they would still affect the health of the bees because they consume their bodies.
In fact, the honey-ant infestation can cause beekeepers to lose their ability to care for the colonies.
In addition, they can cause the honeybees to get injured, which can cause a death in a colony.
So, beekeeper-friendly methods like using artificial insemination (AI) and spraying insecticides are essential to protect the honey bees.
But the honey bugs can be hard to control because they don’t just lay their eggs in the bees but in the soil as well.
If you don’t have an AI system, the easiest way to control the honeybugs is to remove them from the hive.
Here’s how to do it.