Re: Getting my ladies in March or April & couldnt be more excited. Chas. SC
Welcome to Beesource, Andrea!
While entrance feeders (AKA Boardman feeders) are easy to use, they are an invitation to start a robbing scenario, because it is easy for 'foreign' bees to access the feeder. I believe you will be better off in the long run using a top feeder.
If you are using an inner cover with a hole in it, that hole may be sized to accept a feeder jar. If it is not the right size, just set the boardman feeder on top of the inner cover (allowing the bees access thru the cover hole), and cover the feeder with an empty hive body, then the telescoping cover. More info on feeders here:
USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft