Hive top feeder...does this work?
I saw a video on another thread.
The hive top feeder was very basic and I wondered if others had used this method and what your experience was.
The box with frames was 3/4 covered with a piece of clear plastic. An empty box was put on top of it. I rubber maid type tub was placed in the empty box. It was filled with seemed to be very thick syrup. Then fresh grass...looked like it had just been picked...was thickly layered on top of the syrup. Then more syrup was layered on the grass,the inner cover was set and the cover put on.
I understand that the grass is to keep the bees from drowning in the tub of syrup.
Does the grass not decompose into a compost like mess? Does the syrup become mouldy and mixed with goo from decomposing grass?
If it does work it it is inexpensive and simple.
Janne....first hives April 2013, 19 hives, treat, plant zone 8b, at sea level, latitude 49.13, longitude 123.06