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It seems to make economical sense to use the honey supers to cover the pails for fall feeding. But they are full of extracted frames. What is a good way to store the frames outside of the supers so the supers can be used to aid in fall feeding?
I am trying to get around having to buy 200-300 supers just for feeding.
 

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Temporary rack to hang frames.
Shouldn't be too difficult to figure out dimensions.
Agreed but rough calculations say I would need over 300 linear feet of racking to hold frames from 300 supers, seems a bit impractical maybe just bite the bullet and purchase 300 extra boxes. I will give it some more thought.
 

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We feed with exposed pails. Why do you wish to cover them?

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I must say I love this idea to simplify feeding, I see thats how Ian Steppler does it. But I am reluctant to cut holes in my lids, they are polystyrene and that may complicate the process but mostly its the idea of a (possible) leaking hole directly above the cluster that would pester my mind when they are under the snow all winter.
 

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Oldtimer - it gets cold quick in Wisconsin. The bees are more apt to pull from a screened pail over an innercover than to climb all the way up and into your feeder.

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You could remove your covers and cut pieces of plywood, drill a hole just for feeding.
Put your covers back on after feeding. Plywood would stack nicely to use for next year.
 

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You could remove your covers and cut pieces of plywood, drill a hole just for feeding.
Put your covers back on after feeding. Plywood would stack nicely to use for next year.
Not a bad idea, thank you.
 

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You could remove your covers and cut pieces of plywood, drill a hole just for feeding.
Put your covers back on after feeding. Plywood would stack nicely to use for next year.
This is what I have done. Half-inch plywood. 10 "Feeder Tops" per 8' X 4' sheet. Lot cheaper than 300 supers. And a lot easier to store. I suppose it does not solve your leaking fears though.
 

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My plywood plates became moldy. Organic glue? I discarded them. They were not cheap.
They could have been easily washable and reused.
Bleach and done.
 
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