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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Pail feeding through cover ?

    Quote Originally Posted by gww View Post
    Do you winter with a frame feeder in the top box or do you have to remove frames to feed and then put them back when the hive is closed up for winter?
    We just leave the feeders in the top box. Come spring if we want to put some syrup on, feeders are there ready to go.

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  3. #22
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    Default Re: Pail feeding through cover ?

    All of our hives have frame feeders in the top box, year around.
    The next question is; Do you place the feeders to the inside of the pallet or the outside?
    If your feeders are on the inside (away from you) then feeding is simply a matter of sliding the lid toward you a few inches and filling the feeder.
    We have our feeders on the outside.
    We believe that this provides a dead air space (insulation) to the outside and allows the bees to cluster closer to the inside of the pallet for better wintering.
    I have exactly ONE more hive than you.
    That makes my opinion beyond dispute!

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    Thanks for the info guys. I will try out a few over the next season and see if any stick.

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    To update what I did. I placed pail feeders directly on top of unpainted plywood inner covers with the lid placed on top of feeder pail to give some pertection. No box around pail. We got rain and snow several times and inner covers look fine. I plan to continue this. No added equipment. Easy and simple.

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  8. #27
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    Default Re: Pail feeding through cover ?

    For the beekeepers that pail feed what is a good long lasting pail feeder?
    I was even thinking a metal tin type just not sure .
    I'm afraid Arizona heat will dry out the plastic type

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  10. #29
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    Default Re: Pail feeding through cover ?

    Paragon in Irving Park ,Ill. We use 2 gallon, with a metal handle.

    Crazy Roland

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    Default Re: Pail feeding through cover ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Roland View Post
    Paragon in Irving Park ,Ill. We use 2 gallon, with a metal handle.

    Crazy Roland
    Thanks for your response,
    Do you use a plug screen? Or?

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    Default Re: Pail feeding through cover ?

    Quote Originally Posted by azbees View Post
    You are going to have 25# hanging on a plastic handle that's been in the sun for a couple months not good.

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    Default Re: Pail feeding through cover ?

    Jim - read "metal handle"

    AZ - we weld in a piece of SS screen.

    Crazy Roland

  14. #33
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    Default Re: Pail feeding through cover ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Flyer Jim View Post
    You are going to have 25# hanging on a plastic handle that's been in the sun for a couple months not good.
    That link /website has picture of plastic handle and metal handle. I may just make my own in the end. I like the twist cap on those just not sure I need it. I have seen the SS screen as a plug so you would remove and refill. I don't want to remove the whole lid.

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    Default Re: Pail feeding through cover ?

    Roland how do you refill your pail?

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    Default Re: Pail feeding through cover ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Roland View Post
    Jim - read "metal handle"



    Crazy Roland
    I agree it should be metal.....but the picture he shows is plastic.

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    Default Re: Pail feeding through cover ?

    Make that Paragon pail MELROSE PARK, Il. my bad. The factory does not deal direct. Talk to Dee at BASCO https://bascousa.com/

    That particular pail has a lid that is easy to remove. The pails can be washed and staked for storage.

    Crazy Roland

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