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This honeybee feeder is a quick and easy entrance feeder for both wooden and Beemax hives.
Boardman feeders are easy to monitor, as they are visible from the outside of the hive.
Simply screw on a mason jar (not included) filled with sugar syrup and install into the entrance of the hive. The Boardman feeder comes with the plastic base and a perforated metal feeding cap. Sugar syrup is an excellent supplemental feed for newly developed colonies.
Making Sugar Syrup
For spring feeding make a 1:1 syrup using 1 pound water (2 cups) to 1 pound sugar. For fall feeding make a 2:1 syrup using 2 pounds sugar per pound of water. Water must be very hot to dissolve sugar. We do not feed sugar syrup during cold weather when bees are not able to take cleansing flights. Some beekeepers recommend putting Honey Bee Healthy to reduce mold, but always remember to remove feeders with moldy syrup and clean them well before reapplying the feeder and feed.
Hint: Order an additional cap and for quick and easy change outs when the feeder is empty.