Permethrin is a ground drench (DO NOT USE INSIDE THE HIVE) used to control ants and beetles outside the hive. Mix 1⅔ fl. oz per gallon of water. If treating in an area where hives are present, use a watering can to avoid any over-spray from affecting the hives. Due to shipping restrictions, Permethrin SFR cannot be shipped with USPS or by air.