I am using foundationless frames in medium super Lang hive and installing new packages. I am still freaking out over direct releasing (*G*), but my question lay in how to feed them. I had been thinking eke with baggies or newspaper and sugar on the frames, or top feeder of some type and people are mentioning NOT allowing bees any extra space/areas to build which might happen with both sugar and baggie feeding if I use the spacer.
So, if I was to use paint cans with syrup inverted over the inner cover, what do I do as far as covering the inner cover with a super? My medium supers are not tall enough to cover a paint can, so do I need to buy extra supers and then put two on top, then the telescoping lid on top of that and a brick to hold it down? Do you have deep supers for this purpose alone?
I have seen pictures of people just putting can on top and not having any other lid (so exposed feeders) but I do wonder if our strong winds would blow the top or the jars right off and then leave an open hole exposed or if this is not a concern.
Do I need a screened ventilation hole in the cover since I am covering up the inner cover vent hole with the paint can?
For those of you with top entrances, do you feed from below?
Thanks so much