So I have my new hive setup and all the bees seem to be taking to it nicely. Right now, I’ve got the inner cover siting over top of the brood box and have one of those top round style feeders over the hole. I then have placed the empty Flow super over the feeding area and then the roof on top of that.
The problem I run into is that the Flow super was really designed to have the inner cover over the top of it to give the roof enough clearance to not rest directly on the part that swivels to keep the rear door/shelf in place. Without the inner cover in between, the roof sits at a bit of an angle. If I turn the swivel part to get it out of the way of the roof, the shelf and cover piece just stand there waiting to fall off at the first breeze or earthquake.
What do people do in this situation? Do you add a shim to raise the thing up a bit? Do you just let the outer cover sit at a bit of an angle? Do you use something else instead of the super to enclose the feeder? Do you just leave the feeder in the elements?