The Ceracell 2.5 GALLON Top Feeder
You'll love how well this top feeder works and the quality of the build that Ceracell has put into this new top feeder!
Extra Heavy Duty with underside ribs for strength. Made from 100% virgin food grade plastic. This comes in the most popular medium size holding 2.5 Gallons. "Why blue?" you may ask. Because this is special! It is a product that stands out from everything else on the market, hence the special corner access system is patented, and we want it to stand out visually as well.
You can use it just with the corners open, with or without corner caps, or you can also add central access. If you want the bees also have access through the central chimney you will need to drill the size of holes you prefer. We recommend 1/2 inch. Some beekeepers like large holes, some smaller. The choice is yours. Again, you can choose whether or not to use a chimney cap to protect the bees from drowning in the syrup.
You will need a wooden rim to support the feeder. We supply these too.
Top feeders are great for feeding raw or dry white sugar in the early and midwinter. Feeding in this way, don't use a "chimney cap" and let the bees range across the feeder. Raw sugar is considered better, as it has a bit of moisture in it already and the bees can work it and take it up. If using dry white sugar, you may want to add a small damp sponge to the top feeder to give the bees some moisture to work the sugar.
In the late winter/early spring you may want to feed a heavy syrup (4.5 pounds of white sugar to 1 quart of water, heated to fully dissolve). This shouldn't stimulate the queen to lay and with it being in a top feeder she shouldn't sense too much the sugar coming in. When feeding in this way, use a chimney cap to restrict the bees and prevent them from getting out in the bulk of the liquid. This will minimize drowning. If you don't have a chimney cap, you can fill the feeder with pebbles, or twigs, or some people use lots of polystyrene which will float and give the bees a place to sit above the syrup.
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THE 8 FRAME FEEDER IS NOT AVAILABLE RIGHT NOW BUT IS IN THE EARLY MANUFACTURING STAGES AND WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON!
COST IS JUST $23.95. WOODEN FRAME INCLUDED. AVAILABLE NOW!