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Please remember I'm very new to this. I've been reading of the many different styles of feeding. What is your prefered style of feeding? Do you prefer Hive-top feeding, entrance feeding, pail feeding, baggie feeding, frame feeding or something else? I've read about the pros and cons for the before mentioned feeders. What do you prefer in both new and established hives?
 

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I recommend either baggie or inverted mason jars to beginners in the classes I teach. They're cheap and easy. After you get a few hives though, frame feeders (w/ ladders) start looking pretty appealing. All those empty honey supers to encase the jars start to get unwieldy. Too many nasty hornet and jellowjacket robbers around here for entrance feeders.
 

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Last year, I used Mann Lake hive top feeders. If you have more than a few hives, hive top feeders get labor intensive. This year, I am using 35 gal drum community feeders for syrup.

Pollen sub gets put on the top bars of the top brood box.
 

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For new hives, Honey Householder opened my eyes to spraying combs full of syrup. You can put 2-3 gallons of syrup in a 10 frame deep.

For established hives, I like 3 gallon hive top feeders or open feeding. I want the least labor intensive way to feed.
 

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Done it all. Recommend the baggie for beginners. Last year I used one gallon glass pickle jars inverted on inner cover and surrounded by spare deep. Worked well, no drowning and can refill without smoking the bees. Currently feeding global patties for spring buildup (dealing with a terrible fall flow last year and I want to split this spring).
 
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