I switched both of my hives to top entrance last fall using the instructions on Michael Bush's website. The bees did very well. Now I want to use the BeeMax top feeder to get some syrup and HBH to them. They still have plenty of honey in each hive but I'm hoping to do a split with one of them and want to build them up quickly.

I reversed the hive order, took off the inner cover, opened the bottom entrance and put the feeder on top with 1:1. I'll reduce the size of the bottom entrance tonight when the bees are back inside. Naturally, the bees are quite confused tho' they are figuring it out. My fear was, if I left the inner cover on and put the feeder above that, I may end up creating a robbing situation where other bees/insects can quickly get to the sugar without having many bees in their way. Did I do the right thing?