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Offline stinger27

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follow-up "a few bees found dead in feeder"
« on: October 03, 2005, 01:36:23 AM »
Here is my Homemade feeder made from a jello mold.                      
          It holds about a quart.

Here it is without the cover. Let me know what you guys think.
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follow-up "a few bees found dead in feeder"
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2005, 07:57:28 AM »
I'd minimize the space between the mold and the bowl as much as possible.  The Rapid Feeder, which I assume this is loosely modeled off of, has only room for one bee to crawl down to the syrup all the way around.  In other words 1/4" space between the "cup" and the center riser.  There is no reason you can't make the center piece any size you want out of hardware cloth.
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