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Ultimate Direct Feeder

A great way to feed the colony without disturbing the bees.

$19.95

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The Ultimate Direct Feeder features a translucent 1 gallon reservoir which allows quick checking of feed levels. Add stability with the included riser feet (use is optional).

How Does it Work?

With the blue ring unscrewed, fill the reservoir with sugar syrup or water, then place it on top of the hole in your inner cover. Add a medium box (10 or 8 frame), and top it all off with your outer cover.

Features Include:

  • Holds 1 gallon of sugar syrup or water
  • Designed for spring, fall, and winter feeding
  • EZ-grip handle
  • Thick-walled, translucent tank allows for easy monitoring of syrup level
  • Easy access feeder holes for fast, continuous feeding
  • Fits in any 8 or 10 frame medium box
  • Grip ring for tightening and loosening cap
  • Ventilation ribs allow hive to breathe
  • Alignment pins keep feeder centered on inner cover hole

Note
Be sure to check for an airtight seal before placing the feeder on the hive

How to Feed Sugar Syrup:

Spring Feeding: Create a 1:1 syrup using 1 lb. water (2 cups) to 1lb. sugar.

Fall Feeding: Make a 2:1 syrup using 2 lb. sugar per 1 lb. of water.

Feeding Notes:

  • When making syrup, water must be very hot to dissolve sugar
  • Do not feed sugar syrup during cold weather when bees are not able to take cleansing flights
  • Do not feed sugar syrup until it is warm enough for bees to fly regularly. If the weather is still too cold, feed winter pattiesPollen patties are used to stimulate build-up of hives in anticipation of the spring flow, but don’t feed them too early because pollen supplements will cause rapid expansion, and there may not be enough bees to keep the brood warm.
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