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  1. #1
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    Jul 2004
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    I have a question... I used to buy plastic bucket feeders that was a sturdy bucket with a whole in the top and then screen to cover the whole. Then it was filled with syrup and inverted to fit over the hole of the inner cover.

    So today, I went to Home Depot and picked up buckets a lids. They are thin plastic (to curve cost). I brought them home and took one of the lids and cut out a whole and attached the screen to it. I then filled the bucket with water and inverted it.

    My question is... will the bees tongue break the "seal" causing syrup to spill all over the place?
    Chef Isaac..Culinary Arts and Honey are a sweet mix! http://www.sweetascanbeehoneyfarm.com & http://www.adoptahive.info

  2. #2
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    Jul 2004
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    tulsa, ok usa
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    No. I sometimes use plastic softdrink cup from the convenience store as a feeder.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
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    Harriman, Tn
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    I use 1.5 gallon plastic totes form wallmart they say shirt box or some thing on them.I lay 2 3/4" x 10" strips of in the wood on top of the frame bars then set this down on top of the wood I use straw in the tote and put a gal of suger water in it and then on the side were the is extra space I will put a pollen patty when they start getting the brood box full they will start building a lot of burr comb. I just scrape it off and melt it down then when the flow hits I pull the feeder out and put in 10 med frams

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