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.
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?