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[quote="Chris Valentine, post: 14721, member: 53"]We bend one of the little tag up so they can get the the last of the sugar if the hive is not level ,[/quote] no drowned bees because of that?

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[quote name='tristan']no drowned bees because of that?[/quote] There was about five bee up in the feeder but no drowned ,

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[quote name='tristan']no drowned bees because of that?[/quote] The bees are confined to inside the blue (or whatever colour cap yours is) bit. There is a bee space between the inside of the cover and the feeder tower. The bees can't get out into the main feeder, and are always within legs reach of something to hold onto so don't float away even if they lose their footing and end up in the syrup. The seem to work really well. I've had a couple of hives that haven't been taking syrup (despite needing it), but I don't think it's due to the covers, more to the strength of the hive and the fact they would have had to break cluster to get up there.

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It helps to tie a bit of twine from the top holes to allow bees to climb up.

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