I was just getting organized this evening to start knocking together some hive top feeders, now that I've got a design that I like--it minimizes drowning--when I was suddenly struck by a thought. Since this design specifically keeps the bees out of the feeder except thru the screened entrance, does this create a SHB problem, giving them a place to "hide out" as it were from the bees who would normally run them into the oil trap?

I was using the plastic inverted pails, which I don't like because they can leak. I just don't want to be creating a new problem for myself here by trying to fix the old problem!

Any thoughts?




Rusty