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  1. #1
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    Question what is the best Hive top feeder

    Hi i have been using jars on inner covers i made for feeding nucs and splits i did, but i want a better hive top feeder, and i don't know what one is the better one to go with? i hear so many different things about drowning and robbing and leaking ect.. What hive top feeder is everyone going with this year ?? and if you make them , could you share plans or tell me how to make my own or where to buy them .

    Thanks

    Ben

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    Default Re: what is the best Hive top feeder

    OK, first the disclaimer; I haven't used these yet, but a fellow beek has them and really likes them. I plan to order a few because they really look like a great feeder. The price looks good too, even coming from Canada.

    http://www.beeworks.com/catalog/inde...keyword=feeder

    If the link doesn't work, they're called the "Rapid Feeder" and are sold by "The Bee Works" of which I have no affiliation.

    Ken.
    Last edited by KenS; 08-06-2012 at 10:00 PM. Reason: spelling error

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    goldsboro nc USA
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    Default Re: what is the best Hive top feeder

    I have a brushy mountain and a dadant hive top feeder with floats. He brushy works fine. The dadant leaks like a sieve. I've sealed as the instructions say but it still leaks

  4. #4
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    Default Re: what is the best Hive top feeder

    Going to build three of the Fat Bee Man feeders this weekend.

    http://www.dixiebeesupply.com/Dixieb..._Supplies.html

    He also has videos on YouTube.

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?gl=US&hl=...&v=Lx-pCxdM2NU
    Mike
    N5RWH - 7a

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    Default Re: what is the best Hive top feeder

    IMHO: The best one is the one in the corner of the honey house collecting dust. Any I have tried drowned bees like crazy.

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    Default Re: what is the best Hive top feeder

    I have tried almost all the hive top feeders on the market, and the best is Mann Lake's hive top feeder. NO leaks and VERY little to no drowned bees.
    Benjamin Schneider, CEO of Prairie Wind Bee Supply - New & Improved Website! http://prairiewindbeesupply.webs.com/

  7. #7
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    Default Re: what is the best Hive top feeder

    I make my own feeder
    I use 6 1x6 cut length wise with 1x1 on the top side
    1x3 on the ends
    On the bottom I use 2x1/4 all way around making it also a top entrance
    3 5/8 hole on top for 2 1 lb jars with a 6 5/8 supper on top
    I use this also to feed sugar mix dadent dry patty mix
    I use 1 1/2 staples mostly 1/4 on the bottom

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