I was given a plastic gallon feeding jar that I'd like to use in the spring. Seems like I'd be able to monitor consumption without opening the hive, with less worry about robbing, drowning bees, or attracting ants.
The lid that came with the jar has nine 1/16" holes drilled. Does that sound like the right size and quantity? I tried it out with water, and it worked out once a balance between vacuum and volume of water was reached, but I'm concerned that with the heavier syrup, the holes might not be big enough.
Now that I'm already invested into this set up by buying more jars and making top covers with holes, I'd thought I'd ask if anyone out there has gone this route, and/or has advice. Let me know what you think! Thanks