Re: what is the best Hive top feeder
Best I have seen is build your own from plans on Beesource Home page. I made simple corners and glue. Need to silicone wood to all wood connections and inside corners when completed. I used screws on the outside corners and the plywood bottom makes the feeder solid.
Some problem with mildew growth. I added 1/2 inch screened holes on each side each reservoir. Also use 1 Tbsp of lemon juice per quart. Do need to clean with a bleach solution every six weeks,
Very minimal drowning, no bridge comb, bees will use in colder temps, holds two gallons, no bees in the face when feeding, fast to fill
Zone 3b. If you always do what you always did, you'll always get what you always got!