The Ultimate Hive Top Feeder from Bee Smart is designed for use used directly on top of the outer cover. This feeder can be used on the Ultimate Hive Cover, where a push out hole has already been placed for the feeder or you can drill a hole in your outer cover. The location of the feeder makes checking the feeder simple without needed to open the hive. It features a nipple and a twist lock to make feeding quick and easy. The one gallon capacity allows you to feed less often. This feeder comes with a cap to close the hole in your outer when not feeding.
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: You will need to drill an 1" hole in your outer cover to use this feeder.
Hint: We recommend machine screws when installing into a Beemax cover.
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