Includes set of corner caps and a center chimney cap which need to be assembled.
Beehives are mounted sloping slightly forward, and when feeding the bees sugar syrup in a top feeder with only a center chimney cap there is always half a Litre that the bees can't get to, with the patented protected corner access system bees will now have access to all the syrup you feed them. This is the new industry standard by Ceracell!
Extra Heavy Duty with underside ribs for strength. Made from 100% virgin food grade plastic. This 10-frame hive size holds a generous 8.5 Litres. "Why blue?" you may ask. Because this is special! It is a product that stands out from everything else on the market, hence the special corner access system is patented.
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 on the raw/dry sugar. Raw sugar is considered better, as it has a bit of moisture in it already and the bees can work it and take it up. 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.