So, I put a hive top feeder on the hive the other day. When I checked it yesterday morning, it was fine, it was kind of cold when I put it on, so I figured they hadn't found it yet, but with temps coming into the 60's this week, I was hoping they would find it soon.
Well I was right, they also found a gap between the top feeder and the outer cover so when I checked it this evening I had about 100 bees taking a bath in the syrup. Most were still alive so I took some screening I had and scooped them out and dumped them onto the top bars. Their sisters came up to check out what was going on and started cleaning them up.
Has anyone else had this happen? I read somewhere about putting some weather stripping around the top of the feeder to take up the gap. This is the first time I've used a feeder like this so I'm just curious what other people have experienced.