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I use the chicken waterers and hive tops. The hive tops are so much easier to refill and the bees will quickly move up into them if the weather is warm, but when it cools off I've found the bees are very reluctant to move up into the feeder. That's when the chick waterers come in handy. I'll set the waterer right on top of the frames and they continue to feed even in the cooler temps.

I make my syrup as concentrated as I can this time of year and they empty the containers slower. I use about 154 oz water with 20 lbs sugar.... makes about 3 gallons. By "weight" thats about 2:1
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