This feeder has been tested for years and we continue to be very impressed with it. UV resistant material guarantees many years of trouble free service. Two gallon capacity. The bees enter from either end, and can always access the syrup due to a superior design. The telescoping top must seal the feeder to prevent robbing bees. An empty super placed over the feeder will help create a better seal.
I love this feeder! Saves me a ton of time. Holds a lot of feed, about a week or so worth. I used it with a super around it and I used it without a super around it. Work well both ways, just make sure your cover fits tight.
- NATHAN LECHTENBERG, WI
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I found this feeder to be inferior in many ways. First, the plastic excluder to keep the bees from entering the syrup blocks up with dead bees. When I need to clean that out and clean out propolis I tend to break the stems that hold it in position.
Second, I do get a lot of dead bees thick with them any time I use them. I am going to try to use an empty super to seal it better. I have though of taping them closed so that the robbing is reduces.
Im not excited with this product.
Best feeder at a good price
I like these feeders! They have a huge capacity and bees quickly find and take down the syrup. You do not need a spare super to use these feeders. There are tricks that I have learned to prevent drowned bees and other surprises. First, these feeders are naturally too light to make a good seal with the hive so tape the feeder to the top of your hive with duct tape. If you do not your bees will propolize the feeder to the top cover. When you remove the top cover the feeder will be stuck to it. You will then find yourself staring directly into the hive with no protection yes - ouch. Also, I use duct tape to make a 3/8 to 1/2 tall seal on the two long sides of the feeder. This will prevent bees from getting in the side and drowning.
I hope these tips will help others get as much benefit from these feeders as I do.
love it, save you a ton of time feeding
I just started using the feed and I sealed the it nice and tight. I had not one bee drown. If you use it right and watch the video on the feeders youll have no trouble with this feeder. I would like to see a better video on this feed?
Great feeder, great price
If you cover the feeder with a top cover, make sure the interior of the top cover is not tongue in groove. The grooves allow bees to sneak in and drown. You can either put a weather strip around the top of the feeder to better seal in the grooves or put a solid fram inner cover on top of the fder and cover the center hole with screen or plastic to keep the bees out.
- Rob E, NJ
TO MANY DEAD BEES!!!
The telescoping cover does NOT prevent bees from drowning! Sold these pieces of junk on Ebay to try and recover my lose.
- M Melvin, VA
Best hive top feeder there is
Personally, I like this feeder a lot. The wooden Miller styles will keep you busy caulking and re caulking every time you use them. This plastic one from Brushy is easy to use, has a large capacity and is easy to clean. Just dont put them in the dishwasher with the heated dry cycle-moron move on my part. They should provide years worth of trouble free and leak free service. I also experienced less drowning with this one as opposed to the wooden Millers.
This is an Excellent Feeder
I love these feeders!!!
Very good for the price!!!
I did have to make a 4 shallow super to place around the feeder so the Hive top could seal it in but these make feeding your bees very easy without disturbing the hive.
- George Heath, MD
Ok feeder but requires empty box on top
I do not agree with the description supplied with this feeder from personal experience The telescoping cover will NOT seal the feeder effectivly so alot of bees will drown so a second super is needed on top--if I knew that when I bought these I would have just used an inverted jar over the inner cover hole for free I wanted to avoid wasting another box on top