Miller Bee Feeder, water evaporating?

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  1. hawkreborn

    hawkreborn New Member

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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
     
  2. tecumseh

    tecumseh New Member

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    I am not certain what a miller bee feeder is????
     

  3. hawkreborn

    hawkreborn New Member

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    Im sorry, I meant a hive top feeder.
     
  4. Barbarian

    Barbarian New Member

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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.
     
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2013
  5. hawkreborn

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    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
     
  6. riverrat

    riverrat New Member

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