Friday, June 20, 2014
Why buy what you can build?
For the past two years I have used a hive top feeder. The first year I noticed an unsettling amount of bee drownings, but otherwise I liked the easy access for the bees afforded by the hive top feeder. Then last year I experienced a similar unsettling amount of drownings, but it was also compounded with a really gross hive beetle infestation. I had a disturbing amount of hive beetle larvae showing up in the feeder - which was really gross and also difficult to get under control.
No mas. Behold the creative contraption invented by my handy man husband: