I try to use top feeders to minimize the robbing problems that seem to come with entrance feeders. Needing a feeder for a five frame NUC, the N423 Plastic Nuc Feeder from Brushy Mountain looked just like the type of feeder I wanted. Ordered, delivered, and stored, ready for a split.
Time to use the Nuc, frames moved, queen set up, closing up and what???? I set the feeder on top of the woodenware and tried to cover it with a 5 frame medium and it won't fit!!
The inside length dimension on my woodenware is 18 3/8 inches. The length of the feeder is !! 18 7/8 inches !! This feeder it too long to cover with standard woodenware!
Possibly this is not how this feeder is designed to be used, but this is how I expected it to be used.
I opened a case with Brushy Mountain asking them to either explain how this feeder is supposed to be used or to provide a refund. They closed the case without any explanation to me.
What do you think? Is this a design error or do I just not understand how to use this feeder?