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Offline filmmlif

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top feeder as water source
« on: July 04, 2004, 03:16:58 PM »
here in texas it's already hot! is there a downside to filling my top feeder with water so the ladies can have a water source at hand?

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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2004, 09:10:10 PM »
I am not sure about the top feeder as a waterer but we had beekeepers (during our drought ,two years ago) put plastic bowls, filled/packed them with pinestraw and then pour in water placed them on the top super with a empty super around it... It seemed to work for them..

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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2004, 09:34:43 PM »
not a bad idea....but i want to avoid standing water uncovered becuz of those d@#$ skeeters! they're terrible this year!

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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2004, 10:40:09 PM »
you would place the hive top back as normal! I guess I didn't do a very good job of explaining it.