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Hive Top Feeder, water evaporating?

I bought a Hive top Feeder, but for some reason the water from my sugar syrup keeps evaporating and just leaving sugar. It wasnt so bad with the 1:1 ratio and when it was warm outside. Now that its becoming colder it's not doing so well with a 2:1?

Any tips ?

Edit: I meant to say a hive top feeder. :p
 

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Miller and Ashforth Feeders

I have both Miller and Ashforth hive top tray feeders.

I remember which is which because the bees come up into feeder via a "middle" slot in a Miller. With an Ashforth the access to the tray is by a slot at one end.

If you make your own, the Ashforth is a simpler design.

Is it possible there were suspended sugar crystals in your syrup which have settled out in your feeder ? Small sugar crystals could act as "seeds" for further crystallization.
 

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Is it possible there were suspended sugar crystals in your syrup which have settled out in your feeder ? Small sugar crystals could act as "seeds" for further crystallization.
This is probably what has happened. did not know sugar crystals could do that. i guess ill clean out the feeder and try again. Thanks Barbarian
 

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Heating the sugar water while making the 2:1 syrup will help disolve the sugar
 
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