Re: Hive Top feeder recomendation.
The Fat Beeman plans for an 8 frame hive are normal in lenght, however he calls for the width to be diff from the standard as he calls for 13 1/4 " instead of the normal 14 if you use standard 3/4" wood. His plans call for a 3/4" inside extra space giving 11 3/4". If you purhcase a standard feeder from Mannlake etc, they will hang over the edge and only about 1/4" on each side will hit.
Originally Posted by flyin-lowe
If you are going to make a feeder, use his plans, but instead of using so much wood in the ladder, use more hardware cloth. Makes a nicer looking setup and NO mold either.. Here's a pic of one that I made for my 8 frame hives..
Hivetop Feeder 2.jpg
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