Preparations for a nectar flow..
intreasting feeder is that just a thick cotton over then jars or is it waxed or something?
How far from hives is the feeder and do you have fighting at the feeder?
Lipik Croatia Latitude 45.4150
45th Parallel in the US:
"Spring" Flow in October? I know the jet stream brings warmer air out your way, but surely it isn't spring!
Oh, and I am also interested in the feeders.
Also to mention I put it on sunny place ( no shade), sun also sterilize water and do disable N. ceranae spores. Put it aside of direct fly of bees from a hives ( mine is about 20 meters from a first hive). Sometimes I change the cotton fiber once a week, twice a week and wash the jar - depends how often gets dirty, or they drink the water. Sometimes longer..
For how it works - all are seen on picture - " just a thick cotton over then jars". Try it whenever You want in Your kitchen - take any jar put dishcloth over and fasten with something, it doesn't have to be strong material as You will see ( rubber fastener, fiber string...). I forgot- turn it upside down and watch.
Hope You'll understand.
Developing strategies for next season:rolleyes:.