We are currently using the brown plactic hive top feeders from Brushy Mountain which we like but are having a real ant problem. (These are the large ants, maybe carpenter) We tried putting the legs of the stand in bowls of oil but too many bees were drowning. Then we tried greasing the legs which doesn't seem to help. It's a platform stand with 4x4 legs. Any better suggestions for the legs?
Thought about doing a central feeder in the apiary but know there will be a lot of uninvited guest.
What do you do and how do you do it. Details
Why are we feeding? To build up hives recently started from Nucs to try to get strong enough for winter.
Thanks in advance for any help here.