I am a newbee and have decided to feed my newly hived packages with 1 qt mason jars of syrup with perforated lids inside an empty super. The bees are in a deep super under the inner cover, then one jar is over the oval hole in the inner cover, it does not cover the hole completely. An empty medium super houses this with a telescoping cover on top. I have also seen where the jars were placed directly on the frames, with the inner cover above the empty super just under the telescoping cover.
I am wondering if it matters how you place the feeder / inner cover, or what the pros and cons may be. I assume by placing the inner cover on bottom you disturb the bees less if you just want to check or change jars? Does all this empty space effect their "bee space"? Will they try to build comb there? I also read about placing crumpled newspaper around the jar of syrup to take up the empty space is this really necessary, or maybe close the rest of the hole off.
I'm sure I'm worrying about something that probably doesn't matter all that much anyways and hopefully soon enough I can take the jars off altogether! :)
But if anyone who feeds their bees this way can share their experience, much appreciation! :D