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Offline rubeehaven2

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Home made front feeders
« on: September 02, 2012, 02:47:47 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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Re: Home made front feeders
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2012, 07:57:36 PM »
Nice looking, Rich.   

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Re: Home made front feeders
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2012, 07:33:51 AM »
I like the 2 jar setup :cheer:

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Re: Home made front feeders
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2012, 01:02:31 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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Re: Home made front feeders
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2012, 06:46:25 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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Re: Home made front feeders
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2012, 01:04:39 PM »
I fill 1/2 gal jars( right now)   every 2 days. they are putting up for winter , i guess.

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Re: Home made front feeders
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2012, 01:11:37 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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