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  1. #1
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    Jun 2015
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    Ft. Madison, IA, USA
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    Default Question/concern about Fat Bee Man feeder.

    How do you go about removing the bees from the ramp when refilling the syrup tray to keep from drowning those bees in there?

  2. #2
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    Sacramento, CA, USA
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    Default Re: Question/concern about Fat Bee Man feeder.

    They can't really drown in the ramp, or it's easy to get out of the way. I just add new syrup, they get out of the way as the level rises.

  3. #3
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    Richlands, NC
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    Default Re: Question/concern about Fat Bee Man feeder.

    Poor Slow

  4. #4
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    Mar 2015
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    San Marcos, TX USA
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    Default Re: Question/concern about Fat Bee Man feeder.

    Sometimes if I am already in the apiary with a smoker lit, I will smoke them out. Otherwise, if I am just going to fill the feeder, I just pour slow as mentioned and have never seen one drowned yet. Same with my one MannLake top feeder.
    Curtis Seebeck
    6 colonies in Central Texas

  5. #5
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    Jun 2015
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    Ft. Madison, IA, USA
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    Default Re: Question/concern about Fat Bee Man feeder.

    Thank you for the replies. Poured in slowly & they started moving. Did notice a few of them floating but it seems they found their way to the screen of the ladder pretty quickly.

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