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amandrea
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« on: November 22, 2007, 04:50:45 PM »

I"ve never had an origional idea. Every time I thought I had I found out someone esle had already thought of it and developed it better. I"m going to mention it anyways.
It seems any time you have a puddle big enough for someone to land on, fall in or get pushed into someone is going to drown. It was 70 degrees at the hive today so I set up a feeder and worked for four hours as a life guard. I also brought out my magnifing glass and examined everyone for mites, didn't see any.
It occoured to me that I could invert a jar of feed into a receptical for it that is no more than 3/16 in. larger than the jar and 3/16 inch deep. Radiating out from it would be groves of the same deminsion connecting to an outer ring. This should keep the jar from emptying, provide plenty of access to the feed and no one could fall in. Any one  have any comments?
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« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2007, 04:59:54 PM »

http://www.bushfarms.com/beesfeeding.htm  grin  rdy-b
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« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2007, 05:49:43 PM »

Down here it is snowing  shocked
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« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2007, 09:46:22 PM »

Amandrea.  Beautiful, sounds like you are totally enjoying life with your girls, that is wonderful!!!!  I bet what you would like to do with the feed would work well.  Why don't you try it and see how it works, this is how great things are made.  I see RDY-B gave Michael Bush's site to peruse, but I looked and didn't see anything of what you are describing.  It sounds good.  If you do try this out, do you have a camera that you could take a picture and show us of your work?  Good luck, experimenting is a wonderful human trait!!!!  Best of this beautiful and great day, nice that you have such beautiful weather.  Cindi
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« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2007, 08:34:30 AM »

I have no camera but know someone who could hadle that for me. At work I have an engineering dept. One, he doesn't like to admit it, knows some stuff. I'll see what he has to say about figuring the requred area.
Looking at M. Bushes info I'm pleased to see nothing similar.
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« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2007, 09:07:56 AM »

Amandrea, go, go, go.  Get that figured, yea!!!!  Have a wonderful and beautiful day, Cindi
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