Re: Getting ready to start my 1st ever hive. Have a question about feeding.
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If you want to use both feeders on top of the hive, set them both on top of the inner cover, to the side of the hole, and leave the hole open so the bees can get through the hole to access the feeders. This method will also keep the syrup warmer than having the feeders at the entrance. Of course, you still need to protect the feeders with an empty box and lid.
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