Just wondering if anyone has a good idea what might work for this. I am planning to winter a lot of nucs on top of double screens over strong colonies. The problem I haven't worked out is that I want to be able to feed them and monitor the feeding and consumption without having to open anything or move anything. I am considering the possiblity of using one of those little bottle feeders they use for hamsters etc. If I drill a hole in the nuc and have the pipe from the bottle go into the hive then I can see the bottle to see if they are consuming it, and I can pull it and refill it without risking breaking up the cluster or having to dig down several layers of nucs to get to one of them.

My criteria:

Be able to monitor and feed from the outside without moving any of the nucs.

Does anyone have any other ideas of a method to do this?