Small Plastic Entrance Feeder

This small, budget-friendly plastic entrance bee feeder has a one-quart capacity.

Small Plastic Entrance Feeder

This small, budget-friendly plastic entrance bee feeder has a one-quart capacity.

  • Item Code: EFPSMALL
  • 4.95 USD$4.95

Specifically designed for wooden hives and will not work with BeeMax.

With this inexpensive feeder, simply fill the jar, slide the base onto the jar, invert, and install into the entrance of the hive. It can also serve as an in-hive feeder by being placed on top of the inner cover and surrounded with a medium hive body.

Sugar syrup is an excellent supplemental feed, especially for newly established hives!

Note:

  • Need a larger capacity? We also sell a 1-1/2 quart version of this feeder
  • Pick up syrup so you are ready to go
  • The jar tends to fit snugly into the base. Test the fit a couple times before filling the jar with syrup!

Product Specifications:

  • Syrup Capacity: 1 qt
  • Dimensions: 6-3/8" tall x 4-5/8" wide x 7-1/2" deep
  • Feeder tray extends 2-1/2" into the hive
  • Weight: 5 oz.

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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