Alfred wrote: ↑
12 Jan 2020, 09:18
Do you just put the lid straight over that or the feeder?
I'm curious of how some people claim to use the feeder to hold fondant?
Without breaking the walls it's a long trek for a cold hungry bee to take?
Ive ditched the feeders, put the sugar on the frame tops with my own perspex boards inside a super.
A big chunk of sculptured kingspan to fill the empty space then the lids.
I a few approaches, on brood boxes, I have ekes, So direct on to the frames and eke round it and crown board on.
with poly nucs, some have ekes and same as brood boxes, directly onto frames and eke on , then roof.
some poly nucs, like the maisemore ones with miller style feeders on top, I invert the feeder (turn upside down) and stick the blocks onto the frames and then the inverted miller style feeders on top and then the roof. the feeder and roof are then sat on top as not held by the routed sides but it works for me. Bricks and straps hold it in place then.
Then as Nigel suggests, some have a hole in them. for example the BShoney one does.
I much prefer in winter to have fondant/sugar blocks directly onto frames.