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Offline njtoo

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Re: Fall feeding
« Reply #20 on: September 11, 2009, 10:22:12 AM »
I'm located in South Jersey only about 15 minutes from Philly. I have 15 hives that are several years old and in good shape. However, virtually no honey stores as of yesterday. So It seems we are all in the same boat in the SE PA area. I started feeding last month and had to take the feed off as I was getting VERY HIGH numbers of SHB.

Offline Sparky

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Re: Fall feeding
« Reply #21 on: September 11, 2009, 06:00:24 PM »
Hello frOsty. I have used this same feeder and have never had bees get into it. Like buzzbee said, make sure your cover fits tight on the box that is on the feeder. One question though. How did you get 2.5 gal. of feed in a plastic hive top feeder that holds 1.25 gallons of feed ?

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Re: Fall feeding
« Reply #22 on: September 11, 2009, 08:43:58 PM »
DavidLaFerney;
I place a piece of cardboard over each hole then fill with wood mulch, {all of which absorb moisture} if necessary can brush chips aside and remove cardboard to feed.

Sparky;
That closable entrance is Under The Board, it is left open at all times except when feeding !

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Re: Fall feeding
« Reply #23 on: September 12, 2009, 12:13:34 PM »
Hello frOsty. I have used this same feeder and have never had bees get into it. Like buzzbee said, make sure your cover fits tight on the box that is on the feeder. One question though. How did you get 2.5 gal. of feed in a plastic hive top feeder that holds 1.25 gallons of feed ?

I'm almost 100% sure bees aren't getting in from the top, it's completely sealed.

Also, I refilled 3 times, not all at once.

Offline ArmucheeBee

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Re: Fall feeding
« Reply #24 on: September 12, 2009, 10:58:47 PM »
I feed internally using chick feeders.  To make sure I do not have robbing of my nucs, I only put the feeder in at night.  By morning the nuc bees have drained the feeder and so the "smell" of syrup has hopefully deminished.  I have not had a robbing problem since starting night feeding.  I can leave the empty feeder in during the day while at work.  I usually fill it around 7pm.  Any comments or anyone see any problems with night feeding?  Chick feeders hold around 2.5 cups.
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