Feeding the Bees

Yesterday Mary asked me to make something for the farm. It’s a feeder to put inside the beehives so that when they’re starting out, food is easy to find and plentiful, allowing them to get the hive good and strong. I made six of them.

They’re simple and making them is straightforward, but the neat thing is that I was able to spend an hour in the shop and create $25 worth of value from scrap wood and glue. Usually when I calculate how much I’m “earning” in my shop, it’s far below minimum wage.

Not that I’d want to spend all day making these things, but still.

Bee Feeder

Published in: on 24 June, 2009 at 10:28 am  Comments (2)  

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  1. So what does it look like inside? How does the “food” get out without spilling? I assume the bees crawl in the gap?

    • The jar’s lid has a bunch of holes poked in it. The bees crawl inside and drink up the syrup that drips from the holes, in a similar fashion to a hamster drinking bottle.

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