Re: Best Feeder (top, 8F)
Mason jar feeders do not drip because surface tension and air pressure hold the syrup back. If the jar heats up, the pressure created by the expandind air or liquid forces the syrup through the holes and onto the bees. So, it needs to be protected from direct sunlight.
Originally Posted by eddiegoff
I use mason jars primarily on the nucs and own about 20 of the Beemax styrofoam feeders by Betterbee for all my 10 frame hives. An 8 frame version is also available. I am starting to use the Ceracell hive top feeders and like them, but the bees will draw comb in the gaps underneath the nuc feeder which has two separate trays.
Thankfully, the bees are smarter than I am. They are doing well, in spite of my efforts to help them.