goal is getting the feed into the brood area/cluster.I can't see that it would hold enough to make much of a difference if it worked. A zip loc bag on the top bars drowns virtually no bees if you are competent enough to make sure the bag is sealed and you only place a hole in the top side of the bag. Sugar bricks work great for any time when it is too cold for the baggies. Both cost nothing or next to it.
I once had the wacky idea of fitting an inverted jar feeder lid with a long tube - say, 3 or 4 inches long - so that it would reach way down between the combs to where the centre of the cluster ought (?) to be. That experiment didn't work any too well - but I've since figured out how this could be done.goal is getting the feed into the brood area/cluster.
Yes all issues i have also realized. Question here is on space. Is 3/8 inch beespace enough for them to work or should it be more like 1/2 or 5/8? wondering if 3/8 will cause pushing and drowning.Potential problems I see-
Each trough will only hold about a half pint (1X1X18 inches). If it isn't held level while being installed or if the hive isn't level, the syrup will run to the end of the trough and overflow. It will be a bother to refill.
Just want to say THAT is an important factor - not so much the height itself, but the whole access area issue.Yes all issues i have also realized. Question here is on space. Is 3/8 inch beespace enough for them to work or should it be more like 1/2 or 5/8? wondering if 3/8 will cause pushing and drowning.