Too much feed in the bag, its not supposed to be "high pressure". The slits should be 3 inches long. I cut 3 of them into the center of the bag. You get some spill, but the bees clean it up quickly enough. Otherwise it holds all the syrup you put in it if its not "pressurized".
Feeding outside the hive still forces the bees to leave to get it. That's one of the reasons you feed inside a hive so they don'thave to leave to get it. Its already their's, they just have to eat it.
You also are feeding a lot of other colonies that may or may not be yours also when you feed outside, so you could be wasting sugar or you could even be feeding a neighbor's bees who doesn't want them to be eating sugar syrup either.
Stick with the baggies. Practice makes perfect.
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