Re: feeding in remote yards???
Several suppliers sell a plastic, two chamber hive top feeder with a wire mesh that closes off the entrance, which minimizes drowning. I have 10 and use them. Make your own boxes for them, save some money. You can fill both sides with syrup, and perhaps check every other week. But in a dearth, or if you're trying to build the colony up fast, they may take all the syrup in one week.
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