Our new design features a stainless steel feeder screen that is directly embedded into the lid of the pail. Bees access syrup directly from the screen. Simply fill the feeder pail with syrup and attach the lid to use. Slowly invert the pail, creating a vacuum and place on the top of the frames or over the hole in the inner cover. We recommend placing an empty hive body around the feeder below your outer cover to prevent robbing. This feeder has a one gallon capacity. Two gallon feeder pails are also available for purchase.
Making Sugar Syrup
For Spring feeding make a 1:1 syrup using 1 pound water (2 cups) to 1 pound sugar. For fall feeding make a 2:1 syrup using 2 pounds sugar per pound of water. Water must be very hot to dissolve sugar. We do not feed sugar syrup during cold weather when bees are not able to take cleansing flights. Some beekeepers recommend putting Honey Bee Healthy to reduce mold, but always remember to remove feeders with moldy syrup and clean them well before reapplying the feeder and feed.
Note: The old style removable screened plugs are still available.