The bees remove the syrup as needed.
There is an atmospheric principle involved.
As the bees consume their syup a small bubble of air passes into the bucket and rises to the top level of the syrup thus allowing the bees to continue feeding.
On a hot day, some bucket feeders may push syrup out faster than a weak hive can use it and it may run out of the hive. That's because the air inside the bucket expands when heated.
when you first turn it over, a LITTLE will run out-3 or 4 tablespoons- then it stops till they suck it out. if it dont stop, your lid is leaking air. you cant get the ratio wrong-some ratios just take a LITTLE longer to evaporate to the point the bees want. good luck,mike
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