Plug To Replace a Jar

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  1. guyross2

    guyross2 New Member

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    I use one top for everything. They have a 70mm hole in the center for a mason jar feeder. I didn't wont to leave empty jars on when not feeding. I got this idea from a commercial beekeeper. The plug is tapered so it should be weather tight.
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  2. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    Good idea :thumbsup:
     

  3. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    Why not just use a mayo jar lid without holes?
     
  4. guyross2

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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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  6. Iddee

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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.
     
  7. Omie

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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?
     
  8. guyross2

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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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  9. guyross2

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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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  10. Iddee

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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.
     
  11. Omie

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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?
     
  12. guyross2

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    I use a inner cover when not feeding.:D

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  13. tecumseh

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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.