Hello everyone, I am Aleks based in Midlands. I joined this forum as while we don't keep bees as such we do have a couple of large shop bought wooden bee houses/hides. It seems that it has attracted a lot of bees this year which is great we see them go in and do their work. However in the last couple of days we noticed that there are a lot of black ants all around the bee house and also going in to the opening where the bees normally go. I am not sure if this is bad for the bees as I noticed one bee was hesitant to go back into the hole where the ants were walking about. Can anyone help to understand if firstly, this is an issue for bees? and secondly if it is an issue, what is the safest way without disrupting the bees to perhaps redirect the ants somewhere else in the garden. To add further context the bee house is attached on a hook to the wall outside. Many thanks in advance.