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rubeehaven2
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« on: September 02, 2012, 01:47:47 PM »







I made a couple of front feeders which can only be accessed from the inside, but can be replaced easily!  And to think I installed them with no stings!  However, the bees apparently do not like cameras; as I did receive a nice sting while taking the photos!  Guess I should have left my protective gear on.

Enjoy!  Rich
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« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2012, 06:57:36 PM »

Nice looking, Rich.   
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« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2012, 06:33:51 AM »

I like the 2 jar setup cheer
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« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2012, 12:02:31 PM »

I make cypress front feeders and add to the length going into the hive and the part outside the hive to support Half and full gallon jars (small mouth canning jars ) hard to find,but have to fill less often.

image 1 shows the room you have for half and 1gal. jars





image 4 shows the diff. between qt. and half gal.


 image 5 is the one I bought , first one I ever had, is cypress but turned black with no finish..





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« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2012, 05:46:25 PM »

I like the large jar setup.  Very nice.  I was concerned about the size of the entrance for the 8 frame hive, but I think they will be okay.  The 10 frame bee-max hive has a bit more room to go in and out.  Perhaps my next efforts will be for the gallon jar.  (The 8 frame went through 1 and a half jars in a day and a half!  Guess they are hungry.)

Rich
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« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2012, 12:04:39 PM »

I fill 1/2 gal jars( right now)   every 2 days. they are putting up for winter , i guess.
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« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2012, 12:11:37 PM »

P.S. i have even made entrance reducers to put with the front feeders , so they can defend against robbers..  Works too.
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