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Offline hjon71

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Re: Bucket Feeder
« Reply #20 on: February 12, 2015, 07:00:18 AM »
My bucket feeder. Notice how much lower the holes are.
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Re: Bucket Feeder
« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2015, 01:42:46 PM »
That's it. The holes should be just at the bottom, just above the lid. Oh, I have noticed that the band about halfway down the side of the buckets I use, fills up with water. Maybe a dozen bees will be found dead in these little traps of water. I'm going to take the time this year to drill a hole in each of these little spaces, for water to drain out.

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Re: Bucket Feeder
« Reply #22 on: March 15, 2015, 03:01:26 PM »
I tried open feeding this year. Worked great. All I did was take a five gallon bucket with about four gallons of syrup place a large hand fill of pin straw on the top. The bees will clean out every drop with very few losses. The straw gives them a place to stand while sucking up the nectar. I did make a simple plywood cover to keep the rain out.

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