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Offline Wayne Miles

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Coffe cans as hive top feeders ?
« on: August 02, 2005, 08:07:33 AM »
Are  39 ounce coffee cans suitable as a hive top feeder ?  

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Offline Michael Bush

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Coffe cans as hive top feeders ?
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2005, 08:52:03 AM »
If you try it make sure it doesn't leak before you put it on the hive.  I'd be concerned about it being air tight enough not to leak.  A leaky feeder can drown many bees.
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Coffe cans as hive top feeders ?
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2005, 12:41:42 PM »
coffee cans will leak most of the time because is almost impossible to make them seal up with no air leak, if you want a good gallon can that want leak if you do it right, go to a paint store and get you some new empty gallon paint cans, they will have plenty because they use them to mix certain colors.
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Coffe cans as hive top feeders ?
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2005, 02:39:44 PM »
I use this feeding box. I have tried many self made.  These boxes have been about 20 years in my usage.  Volume in pictures are 8, 15 and 20 liter.

It is important that solution is warm during night.

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Coffe cans as hive top feeders ?
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2005, 07:07:13 PM »
Large Mayo jars work great, if you do not mind filling every couple days
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