how to control ants

Cinnamon in your Beehive for Ant Control
My wife has a thing with ants, she is always on the lookout for them in the house. With the baby we are both concerned with pesticides in the home so when I first learned that ants detest the smell of cinnamon we tried it out.
Soon after we saw that cinnamon repelled ants, I saw a video from fatbeemen where he described using cinnamon in his hives for ant control I jumped on the idea.
I hate having ants in my hive, and I cannot use pesticides in my hive I sprinkled some very liberally in my hives -- especially in the top where I feed them, and it worked really well.
If you have hives try this out and let me know your experience.
I have also heard several people say they use sweet and low as an ant repellant -- however Scopes says this is false (if you believe scopes). One of these days I am going to try it.