Includes clear plastic barrier that allows bees access to syrup but inhibits them from drowning. Holds up to 2 gallons.
Helpful Hint: Some beekeepers have enhanced the performance of this feeder by scratching the inside of the clear plastic barrier (with 80 grit sandpaper or a capping scratcher) to give the bees an extra "grip" while feeding. Alternatively, you may add some sand to the paint that you use.
At first I did not like this feeder as I had a lot of drowned bees. I scratched up the surface of the plastic and they still drowned. Finally I cut some strips of sponges and pushed down in toward the bottom of the feeder. Problem solved. It is a great feeder now!
This fits just as nicely as the rest of the polystyrene hive components. As expected within a few minutes bees were crawling up and taking sips of syrup.