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  1. #1
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    Default B.M. feeder too short

    I was all excited about Brushy Mtn. having a 6 5/8 single division board feeder. It is TOO SHORT. It measures 18 7/16". It just falls right through. They make a die and punch these things out by the thousands, didn't anybody check the length? It's almost impossible to believe. I'm going to call tomorrow, they are closed now which is really for the best. I will let you know what they say.

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    Default Re: B.M. feeder too short

    sounds like the QC needs to go back clean up! maybe they need a new tape measure ??

    thats just gotta suck - did you by several??

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    Default Re: B.M. feeder too short

    I bought 25

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    Default Re: B.M. feeder too short

    yeah id be in the phone !!!!!

    wish i had a good fix for ya but other then adding a block to one side or something but really they should pay for the shipping back and replacement cost

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    Default Re: B.M. feeder too short

    I put a spacer block on each side but then you always have to watch where it is etc. Can you imagine the mess they are going to have? There are going to be some mighty unhappy beeks out there and I am one.

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    Default Re: B.M. feeder too short

    yeah - and since Med. frame feeders are very new to the market - it seems they would want to make an impression - it sounds like they have ..... but not in a good way

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    Default Re: B.M. feeder too short

    The deeps I purchased are also too short. I glued on a small block on each frame rest ear. A Pain, but I like the feeders... only need remove one frame to use them and they nice thick stiff plastic and hold about three quarts or close to a gallon. The floaters need to be scraped as the mold seams area make it so it rubs and keeps the floater from floating. Quick fix it is with a wood rasp. It's too bad they too short, They must have shorter hives where these are made or something.

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    Default Re: B.M. feeder too short

    No problem with Mother Lode deeps or the 6 5/8. No problems with a sticky float when using the caps and ladders either. Only problem is about 1 out of 100 hives will propolize the holes in the ladder so it makes it difficult to fill but at least they won't starve when a float gets stuck.
    Leer Family Honey Farm-Shannon Leer

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    Default Re: B.M. feeder too short

    Aren't the mother lode 6 5/8" dbl wide?

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    Default Re: B.M. feeder too short

    They must have shorter hives where these are made or something.[/QUOTE]

    The standard for langstroth hives is 19 7/8" with a 3/8" rabbit cut out of each end = 19 1/8". Their frames are 18 15/16" to 19". Why would you possibly make a feeder 1/2" shorter? Their Q.C. must have been on vacation.

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    Default Re: B.M. feeder too short

    Hello,

    Everyone. We certainly regret the situation with those feeders. We received the incorrect parts. We have new feeders on the way (no not from China). Certainly, they should have been checked before being sent out. Again, I regret they weren't. Unfortunately, we are not perfect, but I believe the true test of company is how they fix mistakes. We are trying to contact people that bought them to make it right.

    Regards,
    Shane
    Brushy Mtn Bee Farm
    www.brushymountainbeefarm.com

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    Default Re: B.M. feeder too short

    Quote Originally Posted by bennybee View Post
    Aren't the mother lode 6 5/8" dbl wide?
    Yes. They hold about 1 1/4 gallon of syrup. That's less trip to feed the bees.
    Leer Family Honey Farm-Shannon Leer

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    Default Re: B.M. feeder too short

    Quote Originally Posted by SGebauer View Post
    Unfortunately, we are not perfect, but I believe the true test of company is how they fix mistakes. We are trying to contact people that bought them to make it right.

    Regards,
    Shane
    This why I love Brushy Mountain you guys are awsome!
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    Default Re: B.M. feeder too short

    Quote Originally Posted by Beeslave View Post
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    Yes. They hold about 1 1/4 gallon of syrup. That's less trip to feed the bee.s
    I have some of the dbl feeders but with 6 5/8 5 frame nucs, the single feeders are great

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    Default Re: B.M. feeder too short

    Thanks for posting SG this is one of the reasons I order from your company. Keep it up.
    A government large enough to provide everything you need is strong enough to take everything you have. T. Jefferson

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    bennybee

    did they get the feeders replaced for you? What do the new ones look like?

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    Default Re: B.M. feeder too short

    I've e-mailed them twice with no reply. I wanted to know if they were going to get in any feeders the right length. A few of you guys are impressed with BM. I'm not

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