Wood-Framed Hive Top Feeder

Plastic inserts keep bees safe, keeping them away from the reservoir.

  • Item Code: HTF10
  • 29.95 USD$29.95

This 1.75 gallon feeder works exclusively with 10 frame hives.

To use, remove inner cover and place directly on top of the uppermost box that has bees in it. (Outer cover should go directly on top of the feeder.) Bees enter from the bottom of the feeder and are kept from the bulk of the syrup by a plastic insert that acts as a wall between the access and the syrup so the bees will not drown.

Made from injection molded plastic with wooden rim.

Replacement inserts can be found here for the Wood-Framed Hive Top Feeder, HTF10.


  • Only works with 10 frame equipment (wooden or BeeMax)
  • Do not use an inner cover when using this feeder to prevent bees from getting into the syrup and drowning!
  • Pick up syrup so you are ready to go


  • 20" x 16-1/4" x 2-3/4"

How to Feed Sugar Syrup:

Spring Feeding: Create a 1:1 syrup using 1 lb. water (2 cups) to 1lb. sugar.

Fall Feeding: Make a 2:1 syrup using 2 lb. sugar per 1 lb. of water.

Feeding Notes:

  • When making syrup, water must be very hot to dissolve sugar
  • Do not feed sugar syrup during cold weather when bees are not able to take cleansing flights
  • Do not feed sugar syrup until it is warm enough for bees to fly regularly. If the weather is still too cold, feed winter patties. Pollen patties are used to stimulate build-up of hives in anticipation of the spring flow, but don’t feed them too early because pollen supplements will cause rapid expansion, and there may not be enough bees to keep the brood warm.

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