A classic hive top feeder, simple to use and with an enormous capacity.
The hive top feeder is one of the most popular ways for beekeepers to provide food to the colony. This feeder is one of the most popular on the market today.
This bee feeder is typically positioned on top of an inner cover and under a top cover or roof. Bees climb up through the central gap and can then access the sugar syrup on each side. The floats provide a platform on which the bees can rest as they consume the syrup.
To use this hive top feeder:
Set the feeder on top of the upper box
Fill the two compartments with syrup (for a total of up to 1.5 gallons)
Place the inner cover on top the feeder
Place the top cover or roof on top of the inner cover
Note: Upper entrances, such as those on some types of inner cover, should be closed when using a hive top feeder, to minimize the possibility of robbing bees entering from the top.