First post here. Thought all you alternative folks could help me out. We shipped packages to a lady in the Crater Lake area of Oregon this past week. Shipped Wednesday and she received them on Thursday. Bees were fine and install went OK.
She put them in this:
Yesterday was cold and last night it went in to the 20's. This morning she looks and most of the bees are goners on the bottom board from what I deduce is starvation.
From what I can glean she put an inverted jar feeder above what she called the cloth. From the plans this looks like a screen. My guess is that the bees could not access the holes in the feeder or so many were blocked by the screen that the were getting to little feed for the temps.
Any ideas or suggestions on how to feed in this style without killing them?