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13895Re: [Beekeeping] Re: Top feeder issues

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  • fFrank Mong
    Jul 1, 2009
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      The eaisest way to feed with a jar feeder and not have a bunch of comb built in the empty super used as a cover is as follows.Make a wooden block about 5" square and cut a circle in the center that just fits over the jar top.Add 1" strips the whole way aroung the perimiter of the block that is just larger than the oval shaped hole in the center on an inner cover.Put the inner cover on top of the hive body over the frames.Sit the jar with the block attached over the hole in the inner cover,put an empty super in place then put a top cover on.Because the strips completely surround the hole in the inner cover the bees only have access to the bottom of the jar and can't get out into the empty super.

      From: Stephen Epstein <stephen@...>
      To: Beekeeping@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Tuesday, June 30, 2009 3:50:04 AM
      Subject: Re: [Beekeeping] Re: Top feeder issues

      Does the water drip out?

      > I made a feeder using a mason jar. I punched tiny holes in the lid (that's
      > the key, they need to be as small as possible), filled with sugar water,
      > and then just turned it upside down on top of the frames with an empty
      > super on top to enclose it. When the bees are really hungry, you'll have
      > to fill it nearly every day, but I didn't have any drowned bees :o)
      > :

      Stephen Epstein


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