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  1. #1
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    Default Some spring pictures

    Preparations for a nectar flow..

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    Default Re: Some spring pictures

    intreasting feeder is that just a thick cotton over then jars or is it waxed or something?

    How far from hives is the feeder and do you have fighting at the feeder?

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    Default Re: Some spring pictures

    Lipik Croatia Latitude 45.4150
    45th Parallel in the US:
    Oregon
    Idaho
    Montana
    South Dakota
    Minnesota
    Wisconsin...
    "Spring" Flow in October? I know the jet stream brings warmer air out your way, but surely it isn't spring!

    Oh, and I am also interested in the feeders.

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    Default Re: Some spring pictures

    Quote Originally Posted by danmcm View Post
    intreasting feeder is that just a thick cotton over then jars or is it waxed or something?

    How far from hives is the feeder and do you have fighting at the feeder?
    To don't complicate with answer - I do not use it ever as a feeder and don't intend so. I have miller feeders on the hives when needed. This is " water tree" - source of fresh and clean water. I use it due to lower the chance of infecting the bees with N. ceranae spores. If I have some clean creek or so I would be happier ( than I don't need this tree).
    Also to mention I put it on sunny place ( no shade), sun also sterilize water and do disable N. ceranae spores. Put it aside of direct fly of bees from a hives ( mine is about 20 meters from a first hive). Sometimes I change the cotton fiber once a week, twice a week and wash the jar - depends how often gets dirty, or they drink the water. Sometimes longer..
    For how it works - all are seen on picture - " just a thick cotton over then jars". Try it whenever You want in Your kitchen - take any jar put dishcloth over and fasten with something, it doesn't have to be strong material as You will see ( rubber fastener, fiber string...). I forgot- turn it upside down and watch.

    Hope You'll understand.

    Regards..

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    Default Re: Some spring pictures

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishman43 View Post
    Lipik Croatia Latitude 45.4150
    45th Parallel in the US:
    Oregon
    Idaho
    Montana
    South Dakota
    Minnesota
    Wisconsin...
    "Spring" Flow in October? I know the jet stream brings warmer air out your way, but surely it isn't spring!

    Oh, and I am also interested in the feeders.
    The title is correct - pictures I took are from April this year. I didn't say that pictures are from now. Also if You are curious now is frost at my place, moonlight, yesterday fallen first snow ( but is gone by now)..
    Developing strategies for next season.

    Regards..

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