Re: Harvesting all the honey out've a topbar and feeding syrup? I may have a problem
Hmm... well thanks for the compliment although not really deserved.
Yes a feeder hose with a tap on the end is exactly what we used, fed by a gasoline powered pump on the truck.
Our routine was similar to what you suggested. We set up the hives and put top feeders on. Long as there was no sign of robbing we might set up the whole yard. But the actual feeding was a 2 man operation, one guy using the hose, and another guy right behind him putting lids back on. The hive was fed and closed in seconds. We didn't feed pollen.
But if it looked like robbing may start we would work the whole thing on a hive by hive basis, and if necessary, pack up and leave. Better that than lose hives to robbing.
44 years, been commercial, outfits up to 4000 hives, now 120 hives and 200 nucs as a hobby, selling bees. T (mostly).