I have used a couple of entrance feeders in the past...the kind with mason jars. I also have used an in-hive division-board feeder. I have not been overly pleased with either model for various reasons, and am wondering if this concept would work....
I snagged two empty 1-gallon pickle jars from the snack bar at my daughter's school. The jar height is 10.5 inches.
Can I make an inner-cover of sorts, except cut a hole in the middle that is slightly smaller than the jar lid and cover the hole with hardware cloth? Then, make a small set of risers to go around the hole to support the jar, turn the jar upside down with my 2:1 syrup, and feed as I would through the front, except now I am feeding from the top.
My thoughts are to build a deep super of sorts, except make it about 11.5 inches tall, to house the feeder-jar on top, and then place the real inner cover on top of the fake deep super and put the lid on top of that.
This method of feeding, if i can get the hole size right on the lid, seems like it would be much more efficient than either entering the hive frequently to refill the division feeder or having to tinker around with the entrance feeders which seemed to me more trouble than they were worth.
I appreciate any feedback anyone may have on this concept.