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Johnandreae
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:57 am    Post subject: Feeders Reply with quote

I saw Phil Chandlers video showing his design for three jam jar feeders at the end of his op bar hive. Although i think it looks like an excellent design I wasn't sure about the base of the feeder chamber. I presume the mesh floor at this point would be filled in with plywood?
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biobee
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have a mesh floor, I would suggest placing a shallow tray - made from foil, perhaps - under the feeder jars to catch drips. If you use the eco-floor, whatever lives there will no doubt regard the odd drop of sugar as an extra treat.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I incorporated this feeder style into my tbh as a permanent fixture -- I've used mesh flooring over the eco floor and figured that dripping into the debris wouldn't be a problem.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is a feeder design and good video albeit with an 18 cert for language Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AugustC wrote:
It is a feeder design and good video albeit with an 18 cert for language Smile


Really? What did I say?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

biobee wrote:


Really? What did I say?


Nothing you would not normally hear in your average farmyard..... but might be just as well those cow's didn't show up........ Embarassed Laughing

I blame the film editor......
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