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    Default Best Feeder

    Ok folks, I have tried most all types of feeder ou there, and I really have not been that impressed with any of them. I want something relatively inexpensive, since I have quite a few to feed. What do some of you use? Anyone use some type of bulk feeding system where 20 hives can be fed over a period of time from a common feeder. I have heard of using barrels of syrup in a yard, but I imagine the bee kill is high, and that rain can be a problem. I would like to find a way to feed 12-15 colonies for a week. I hate running back and forth every couple days to fill feeders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BkprScott View Post
    I want something relatively inexpensive, since I have quite a few to feed.
    Use a good quality clear plastic bag. Fill with feed. Close with a knot. Place upon the frames and an empty super. With a pin needle 3 or four needle holes on the top.

    Best regards Jorn Johanesson
    Retired beekeeper, Free beekeeping software
    http://apimo.dk jornjohanesson@gmail.com

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    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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    I would probably just use the 15Kg pails to feed.
    Will Gruenwald Chilliwack BC

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    My suggestion was just for a quickie. It has been used with success. No cleaning of buckets or feeders afterwards.

    Best regards Jorn Johanesson, Denmark
    Retired beekeeper, Free beekeeping software
    http://apimo.dk jornjohanesson@gmail.com

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    Too bad someone hasn't invented a big honkin reservoir, a few feet off the ground, with stems (like a hamster water tube) and stick one in each hive. Or something like that.

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