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  1. #21
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    Default Re: What types of feeders do others use?

    Quote Originally Posted by HarryVanderpool View Post

    I buy large rolls of 48" aluminum window screen and slice off 7" strips.
    Cut them in half and you have 7" x 24" strips. Fold them back and forth with an inch and a half fold. No problems with drowning bees or wax in the feeder.
    So the bees go down between the folds to feed? Got a pic of the screen b4 being placed in the feeder?

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    Default Re: What types of feeders do others use?

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Palmer View Post
    I use gallon cans.
    Are these regular paint cans with holes?
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  3. #23
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    Default Re: What types of feeders do others use?

    Yes, epoxy lined, gallon cans with nail holes in the cover.

  4. #24
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    Default Re: What types of feeders do others use?

    ml frame feeders with cap and ladder. wait till they go on sale.. u can get the 2.5 gal ones for under 5 bucks..

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    Default Re: What types of feeders do others use?

    For normal hives I now use 1 gallon epoxy lined paint cans with holes punched in the lid inverted on the inner cover on sticks with a super around it.

    In my mating nucs this first year of queen rearing I had 3 deep frames and a 1 gallon Mann Lake Pro frame feeder with the cap and ladders. They take up the extra space of the fourth frame and when I made my nucs to overwinter I waited till they are mated and laying and pulled the feeder and put in a frame of foundation. Works for me.
    Raising Vermont Bees one mistake at a time.
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  6. #26
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    Default Re: What types of feeders do others use?

    Some of your choice should be based on whether or not feeding is your management plan or an exception. If it's an exception, a bottom board feeder is the cheapest and works, but if you plan to feed every year it may be worth considering something that works better. They all seem to drown some number of bees some of the time and the bottom board feeder drowns about as many as the frame feeders.

    http://www.bushfarms.com/beesfeeding...tomBoardFeeder

    And dry sugar requires no extra equipment.

    http://www.bushfarms.com/beesfeeding.htm#drysugar
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  7. #27
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    Default Re: What types of feeders do others use?

    Quote Originally Posted by adam@azapiaries View Post
    For ease of use, lack of robbing and close contact with the cluster during cool weather, I love the two gallon devision board feeders that Mann Lake sells. Thye only cost about $4.50 and I leave them in the hive all the time.
    how do u fill yours w/o drowning the bees that are down in the feeder on the ladder?

    no problems with leaving them in all year?

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