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Offline cidersabuzzin

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« on: January 27, 2010, 06:36:44 PM »
Hi everyone
I was wondering if a feeder for a TBH could be made the same as the water dispensers you see attached to rabbit hutches? It would obviously have a much larger bottle, but I was wondering if the end of the dispensing tube will be too small to accommodate enough bees at any one time? Your thoughts will be appreciated.
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Re: Feeder
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2010, 06:59:35 PM »
Hanging it on the outside will induce robbing. Hanging it inside is the only way to use such a feeder. TBH are not usually deep enough. Besides, unless it's a drippy bottle, only a few bees can get the syrup at a time, so it's not worth the effort.

Offline Tyro

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Re: Feeder
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2010, 09:36:58 AM »
You could drill a hole through a follower board and hang it on the outside of the follower with the tube extending through the board into the hive.

Alternately, I cut a piece just big enough to slide a Boardman feeder through the very bottom of my follower board.  I just put a quart jar in the feeder and push the feeder through the space into the hive.

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Re: Feeder
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2010, 11:58:27 AM »
The easiest way is to put a baggie feeder in the hive.
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