Re: Bees Drowning in frame feeder!
I have both the Mann Lake top feeders and the frame feeders.
Originally Posted by dsegrest
On the top feeders, I have started putting the cheap plastic queen excluders just below the feeder. Sometimes the queen will deposit eggs under the feeder and the excluder stops that. Then, there's no worry about taking the feeder off and scraping it out and worrying about the queen being in the feeder, too.
On the frame feeders...go ahead and get the cap and ladder option. It's a wooden top with holes and plastic cylinders that fit in the holes for the bees to crawl into to get the sugar water. Very few bee deaths using those. Be sure to use all 3 of the O rings to hold the feeder snug. If you don't, the feeder will slowly open up and warp along the top edge, the bees will get in and many will drown.
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