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Iv'e used lids without holes. I end up bending them up. There difficult to remove. This might not work as well as I think it will.

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""Iv'e used lids without holes. I end up bending them up. There difficult to remove.""

I put the lid on the jar, install, unscrew lid.
To remove, I screw jar on and remove.
Never bent a lid.

PS. I also use the hole to remove stuck lids. Never found anything that works as well.
 

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I don't use jar feeders, so when I have inner covers with center jar holes in them, I just staple a piece of #8 bottom board screen over the hole. Easy enough to pull it off if you need to use the hole. I like the added ventilation of the screen there. Why would it have to be watertight, if under the telescoping cover? Am i not understanding something?
 

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Its a telescopic top with a jar hole in it. It was something I built in an attempt to only have one cover since I prefer feeding this way. Thanks all for your input that's what I like about this forum.

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Using the lid as a jar lid remover works nearly all the time. If I'm lucky my extra large Chanel Locks are close by when it won't get them.

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Omie, holes for jars should only be used on migratory hive tops, or inner lids with protective boxes around them. I prefer the migratory tops for jar feeding.
 

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Yes, Guyross & Iddee...I figured maybe i was missing something in translation!
Guy, how are you going to pry up the telescoping cover once the bees propolize it closed, if you have no inner cover?
 

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Iddee writes:
Why not just use a mayo jar lid without holes?

tecumseh:
that is what I do. after a while the girls propolize in the jar lid and after that they are weather tight.
 
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