I have some deeps i cut down to mediums and now i have these scraps..... I was thinking about making hive top feeders.
Whats the best type ? Should i have the screen that keeps the bees in ? or should i just make a opening for them to crawl out of ? Also how big should the gap be ?
I was thinking about making a miller type with floating slats. Just thought that would allow more bees to feed at once.
Also when using these feeders should i pop them loose once in a while ?
Any down sides to using them ? I Just cant find any one gallon jars. (trust me I've try'd)
I have pictures of some feeders I made out of boxes I cut like you are talking about. They work great they don't drown bees and you don't have to deal with bees when you fill the feeder. I put a piece of 3/8 plywood and a piece of thin metal on the bottom then use caulking to seal the joints. I use #8 wire on one end for the bees to get to the syrup. It is not my design. But they are easy to make and more simple to use then jars or baggies.
But I don't have a clue how to post pictures on this forum. If you will PM me you email address I will send the pictures by email to you.