Top Feeder 8.5 L Complete Kit

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Capacity: 8.5-L

Comes with wooden surrounds to support feeder.

Top feeders are great for feeding raw or dry white sugar in the early and mid-winter.  Feeding in this way, don't use a "chimney cap" and let the bees range across the feeder. If using dry white sugar you may want to add a small damp sponge to the top feeder to give the bees some moisture to work the sugar.

In the late winter/early spring you may want to feed a heavy syrup (2 kilos of white sugar to 1 litre of water, heated to fully dissolve). This shouldn't stimulate the queen to lay and with it being in a top feeder she shouldn't sense too much the sugar coming in.  When feeding in this way, use a chimney cap to restrict the bees and prevent them from getting out in the bulk of the liquid.  This will minimise drowning.  If you don't have a chimney cap, you can fill the feeder with pebbles, or twigs, or some people use lots of polystyrene which will float and give the bees a place to sit above the syrup.

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  • 5
    Top feeder 8.5 lt complete kit

    Posted by Bob Small on 27th Mar 2021

    Good product easy to use

  • 5
    8.5l Top Feeder

    Posted by Peter on 22nd Mar 2019

    Ceracell quality manufacturing and will last for years.

  • 5
    8 Frame top feeder

    Posted by Tim on 17th Sep 2018

    I've been waiting for these to come out in 8 frame for ages. Was very surprised by the sturdiness of the plastic. Think I'll get a lot of years out of them.