new feeders

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by Zookeep, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. Zookeep

    Zookeep Active Member

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    found a new way for them to suck down 4 gallons in 1 afternoon (not kidding, the little gluttons) I wanted to find a way to feed them but without having to fill things up every day (yet another plan gone to heck) I put 5 gallons in them and put them out at 1st light and I think by dark all 5 gallons will be gone :lol:
     

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  2. barry42001

    barry42001 New Member

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    lol I back fed a very weak colony 4 lbs of goldenrod honey--someone has to eat it right..., did that Monday, today bone dry, and a lot of new comb drawn --Buckfast bees very busy preparing 2 more gallons of syrup for tomorrow
    Barry
     

  3. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    ""Buckfast bees very busy preparing 2 more gallons of syrup for tomorrow""

    WOW, tell us how you get the bees to prepare it. I've always had to do it for them. :rolling:
     
  4. Hog Wild

    Hog Wild New Member

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    Zookeep,

    Are those just towels placed around the outside and then some type of mesh over the actual feed bowl to keep them from drowning?
     
  5. 2kooldad

    2kooldad New Member

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    i told ya.....bees are little flying pigs....thats why i call my bees ''sumter county porkers'' i have 3 gallons sitting they wont touch....but the maple bloom is about to end....and then their stingers will curl up into little pig tails an my wallet will get skinny....FAST.
     
  6. rast

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    Are you sure you're feeding your bees only?
     
  7. Zookeep

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    towels are in the feeders to give the bees a ladder out of the food, and the feeders 30 feet away from 10 hives and 4 nucs, few might not be mine but sure most are Rast :lol:
     
  8. barry42001

    barry42001 New Member

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    Iddee, actually I was preparing the syrup lol, though I am certian if they could they would flying porker's a good name lol