Re: Okay. I admit it. I'm dumb!
I have not yet built one, but it is on my list and I have studied the plans. The bees come up from the hive below between the boards labeled "B". The hardware cloth fits in the gap between boards "B" and "A". Note that "B" is one inch shorter than the sidewalls. You need to realize that the "dashes" covering the boards "A" and "B" represent wood grain. There is no wood where the "grain" marks stop. The diagram isn't as clear as it might be in that respect. The bees crawl over the top of boards "B" to access the screen (and syrup) in the slot between "A" and "B".
Also, I don't see a hole represented in the bottom board in the area under the slot created by boards "B", but there needs to be one there.
I had seen pictures of similar feeders in different threads on Beesource over the past year. If I hadn't seen those threads I may have had greater difficulty with the plans.
Last edited by Rader Sidetrack; 02-16-2013 at 09:41 AM.
USDA Zone 7a - elevation 1400 ft