I've been feeding my hives syrup in Boardman feeders set at the baseboard. (I know some of you don't like the Boardmans, but I've had no problem so far.) I'd like to set out syrup away from each hive (4 hives set very far apart) so I can set the syrup out more easily. I tried removing the feeders from the baseboard and setting out a feeder about 20 ft from one hive and about 50 ft from another. After an entire day, the syrup was still there and I never saw any bees investigating. Were they just used to having the feeder right at the hive? I would have thought that any syrup placed anywhere would easily attract bees.