Brushy Mtn top hive feeder. If I read correctly, The top hive feeder is designed to be placed on top of the hive, covered by inner cover & then outer cover. Other literature says when using a top feeder the inner cover is not used. Thoughts?
Bees can't read, don't worry.
I've got a couple of the ML feeders, no need to use inner cover. You might need to worry about condensation and ventilation when they are on, I glued a piece of 1/8 inch wood near each corner of the inside of the outer cover.
The only issue I've had is bees getting around the screen and going for a swim - get some food grade or aquarium caulk and apply it up each side of the screen.
I use their top feeders with inside wood floats. I also use an inner screen cover with the flat side down. This way I can remove the cantilevered (outer cover) and just pour the sugar water through the screen.
I have one of their feeders with the floats. Always had a problem with bees drowning until I put nylon window screen around the top of each float so the edges around the floats is too tight for a bee to get under the float. I usually put the inner cover over my ML feeders (screen over center of plastic insert) to keep bees from drowning if my outer/telescoping cover is warped so bees can't get in. Learned that lesson the hard way. Top was warped and when I went to refill, the feeder was full of dead bees! r hayden has a good point on the caulk on the ML feeders too. Use the caulk!
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