As a newbee I have read and took alot of advice on everything I can to do with beekeeping. So long story short...I have been feeding a swarm I caught a few weeks ago to help them along before winter. And some advise I took was to feed with a hive top feeder. So I bought one from Brushy Mountain, it is their own wooden one that they make themselves. Its has floats to keep the bees from drowning, right? WRONG! I notice the first time i checked on them after feeding and seen alot of drowned bees and thought maybe this is normal. Well tonight i had what seemed to be 1000's of dead bees so many that i dumped the feeder and pulled it off. no more of that! Just before i dumped it I watched for a moment and noticed that every bee that went down to feed was slipping on the walls of the feeder and could not climb back out, what good does this type of feeder serve? what should I do know? To make matters worse, i have two more of these being delievered form brushy mountain any day know for my other hives.