Hivetop Feeder Made from a Deep Super
Plastic nut jars (or peanut butter jars) with approximately 30
holes for feeding on bare foundation, 10-12 holes for feeding on
drawn comb.  (We use a paper clip or equivalent size to melt
holes in lid-you can use a 1/16” drill bit also)
Submitted by:
Ben Johnston
Beekeeper, Palmer
2-3” gap in 3/8” molding around bottom to
form an upper entrance and give air flow to
the hive.  Molding allows for 3/8” bee space
3/8” molding goes around bottom,
except for opening in front for entrance
Holes large/small enough for the
plastic jar lid to sit on top of the
plywood- you
don’t want the lid to sit
flush on the frames or the bees can’t
easily get to the holes to feed.
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