I had a hive top feeder that the bees pretty much ignored when I used it 4 weeks ago. I decided to try putting a little apple cider vinegar (just a splash) in. I had read somewhere it was helpful to stop mold. Now the hive top feeder is like a freaking mad house. Bees stacked up in line just to get a sip.
Being a very new keeper is this just a timing thing or do they really like the cider? Anyhow I thought maybe another newbie would find this helpful.