Boardman Feeder

This honeybee feeder is a quick and easy to use entrance feeder for both wooden and polystyrene hives.


Boardman feeders are easy to monitor, as they are visible from the outside of the hive.

Simply screw on a regular-sized mason jar (not included) filled with sugar syrup and install into the entrance of the hive.

The Boardman feeder comes with a plastic base and a perforated metal feeding cap.

Making Sugar Syrup

Sugar syrup is an excellent supplemental feed for newly developed colonies or those experiencing a pause in their area’s nectar flow.

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.

Notes for making your own Sugar Syrup:

  • The water used must be very hot to dissolve the sugar.
  • We do not recommend feeding sugar syrup during cold weather when bees are not able to take cleansing flights.
  • Some beekeepers recommend adding Honey Bee Healthy to sugar syrup. Not only can it help the health of your bees, but it can also reduce mold. Always remember to remove feeders with moldy syrup and clean them well before giving them back the feeder and syrup.

Hint: Order an additional cap to have on hand for quick and easy change-outs when the feeder is empty.