Today I put my new top feeder on my hive. I mucked about with it for a day and a bit and after a thorough test decided to give it the onion. All went well and the bees as usual could care less about me. As I was leaving I decided to just watch them as they flew in and out of the hive. To my horror I noticed a trickle, then a gushing of syrup coming from my trusty new feeder. I in my new bee haste had forgotten to make any kind of handles on my precision crafted accessory and as I fumbled to remove the piece of crap that was now spewing syrup, decided to flail about and fall over backwards with the defective top feeder freshly loaded with two gallons of syrup! I seriously fell over and dumped syrup all over me and the hive stand and the ground! Luckily I didn't dump it in the hive! I was just kinda lying there thinking that I must be the best beekeeper in the world, when I noticed that the bees could still care less that I was there. after I cleaned up my mess and dusted off my pride I watched the bees for a bit and they just seemed to know I was a jack ass and went about their buisness! I will re think my top feeder design (buy one) and tell you how I set my truck on fire with my smoker! Just thought I could be a source of inspiration for all you hard working beekeepers!