interesting! i have jars inside my top bar hive (first year) but this makes sense to me to just do a cattle trough style. any ant problems with this?
I did it for about a week last spring, and I've only done for one day so far this year. But so far so good. No ants. No wasps. I've seen more fat queen wasps around the hives than around the feeder (all of them promptly squished). I've read that outdoor feeding encourages robbing and fighting among the bees. I haven't seen any of that yet. Hardly any drowned bees either.
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