Re: How do you refill a front entrance feeder without getting stung
I'm using a 1 gal. jar in side the top deep right now separated by the inner cover between the deeps. The jar lays over most of the oval hole and bees feed in peace with no robbing issues. I always approach from the side and yes, I talk calmly to them as well. My daughter thinks I'm strange talking to bees, but they never bother me. I gently move them off the jar with either a brush or my finger. They never buzz me unless I move too quickly or make jerky motions. I even try to feed them off of my finger with some of the syrup on the tip of my finger. They sniff it, but none so far have started to lick it off my finger. Just the idea of hand feeding a bee is cool. Maybe I'm lucky and have some very calm bees. I've only been stung once by them and that was the first night I installed them.