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Home made bee feeder

 
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I'd seen a few videos about using wood to cheaply and easily make a honey bee feeder. I'd also seen a feeder that limited the bees ability to get up into the box. So I used a 6' piece of wood trimming, cut it into 1' sections, wrapped it with window screen and voila!
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stapled screen
stapled screen
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finished
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bee feeder
bee feeder
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homemade bee feeder
homemade bee feeder
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homemade bee feeder
homemade bee feeder
 
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Can you explain how this works? It's hard to tell but the bottom pic looks like maybe it's sitting on top of an inner cover with a hole in the middle. I assume the jar lids have tiny pinholes. Is that correct?
 
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Mike Barkley wrote:Can you explain how this works? It's hard to tell but the bottom pic looks like maybe it's sitting on top of an inner cover with a hole in the middle. I assume the jar lids have tiny pinholes. Is that correct?



It is sitting over the hole in the top cover of the hive. So they can come up through the hole, go through the little interior area to the various jars and eat. Yes, the jars do have holes in the lids.
 
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