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Offline newbee07

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Homemade Feeder !
« on: June 19, 2007, 11:36:09 PM »
Has anyone ever thought or have fed the bee away from the hive like with some sort of container holding sugar water with a cover over it to protect it from rain and leaves. Would this work or a waste of time?

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Re: Homemade Feeder !
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2007, 04:29:35 AM »
a thousand liter tank and by-drop dosage with 12-14% sugar water. it has to be at least 100meters/yards away from the hives, but you should check about your "neighbour" bees.

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Re: Homemade Feeder !
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2007, 07:08:11 AM »
chicken wateres are used often
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Re: Homemade Feeder !
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2007, 08:24:22 AM »
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Re: Homemade Feeder !
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2007, 10:47:35 AM »
http://www.myoldtools.com/Bees/beefeeder.jpg
Just put gravel in the bowl...
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Re: Homemade Feeder !
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2007, 09:10:44 PM »
>Has anyone ever thought or have fed the bee away from the hive like with some sort of container holding sugar water with a cover over it to protect it from rain and leaves.

http://www.bushfarms.com/beesmisc.htm

Look at the bucket float.

A lot of sticks work pretty well too.
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Re: Homemade Feeder !
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2007, 05:11:27 PM »
A while back Mr. Bush had posted a feeder for me that was on the top and could be used with a top entrance also. Could you please repost the link? I would need to remove my SBB  to use the Jay feeder. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Homemade Feeder !
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2007, 09:41:51 PM »
http://www.myoldtools.com/Bees/beefeeder.jpg
Just put gravel in the bowl...

Wow, and I've been excited because (finally) my girls have chosen my dog bowl with sand like this and I see seven or eight bees in there at a time! they previously preferred the cast iron smoker inserts that would fill with rainwater. I tricked them, though...I moved the bowl by the smokers, so when the water in the smokers evaporated, they found this great source right there.
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Re: Homemade Feeder !
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2007, 09:40:33 AM »
That's syrup in mine...
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Re: Homemade Feeder !
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2007, 02:54:06 PM »
>A while back Mr. Bush had posted a feeder for me that was on the top and could be used with a top entrance also.

Any top feeder can be used with a top entrance by simply putting shims under the feeder (if it's a box) or the inner cover (if it sits on that).

> Could you please repost the link?

Was it a Rapid Feeder maybe?  That would be on www.beeworks.com

> I would need to remove my SBB  to use the Jay feeder.

True.
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Re: Homemade Feeder !
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2007, 11:00:44 PM »
I thought it was a pic that showed some of your NUC's set together for winter perhaps. Thanks for the input Michael.

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Re: Homemade Feeder !
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2007, 07:29:24 AM »
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Re: Homemade Feeder !
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2007, 08:51:44 AM »
That would be the picture alright Michael. I guess my next question would be are the NUCs shown top entries? If so are the mason jars mounted in the migratory covers?