3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 30 September 2013
Easy to use. don't disturb the bees when refill. ideal for feeding bees. Lid doesn't always close properly. So far, no dead bees trapped in the feeder.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 22 September 2013
My bee was delighted when she saw this. However, I think 4 pints is a little too much for such a small insect. She had to go and have a lie down afterwards. However, if you own a lot of bees and want to feed them rapidly, I cannot think of a better product available on the market.
on 29 September 2014
Much easier to use than a contact feeder as it can be topped-up in situ and the bees cannot get out to attack you while you pour in more syrup, not to mention that you can check the level in the feeder easily. Previously used contact feeders in our Beehauses but you have to contend with a cluster of displaced bees on the mesh each time you lift it out and then crush lots more that have spilled out of the hole in the top-board as you put the refilled bucket back down again. No bees have drowned so far.
on 1 July 2014
I've only used contact feeders before, so this was new. It's a good way to feed, though a little difficult to move a full feeder if you need to, as the syrup can slop over the edges.