I have a top feeder on order, but it won’t arrive in time for package installation.
I do however have the Miller entrance feeder in stock at my local Agway.
- It seems I’d have to “prop up” the feeder to have it remain in place at the Flow’s entrance.
- Entrance feeders have been criticized as a hardship for a newly installed package. Too hard to get to. Exposes new bees to the cold.
How about this configuration…
- Flow gabled roof
- Empty Flow super
- Flow cover (with hole exposed)
- Queen excluder
- Brood box with frames and bees
- Bottom board
I’m considering placing the entrance feeder in the empty super either…
- On the cover next to the cover’s hole or…
- On top of the cover’s hole without the plastic feeder “shelf” with the pierced jar lid covering the cover’s hole, dripping directly onto the excluder and frame tops
If the latter, the jar lid diameter is larger than that of the cover’s hole, preventing bees from entering the all-but-empty super (but with some syrup dripping onto the cover around the perimeter of the cover’s hole).
Clear as mud?