Five Types of Dry Bee Feeders

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Feeding solid winter feeds requires special containers that prevent leakage and allow refilling without disturbing the bees, while liquid feed won’t work in cold weather as bees in their winter clusters can’t break free to collect it.

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Dry pollen replacement can either be provided as open feed for bees to gather or in patties made of syrup and honey for easier distribution to beehives, both forms must be kept away from hive beetles to remain safe from their potential threat.


Frame Feeder

These feeders resemble frames and hang inside a beehive to hold around one gallon of syrup for bees to access through their ladder.

Feeder bees can be useful in feeding large colonies that consume large quantities of syrup quickly or when forage is limited, or during cold weather when brood rearing and nectar production slow down significantly. They’re especially useful during times when nectar production slows.

One advantage of this type of feeder is its reduced frequency of visits than an entrance feeder jar and easy refillability; simply slide a super above the frame feeder, open up your hive, refill, then close back up.

Frame feeders require more attention during cleaning and can become warped within their box, which reduces their capacity for syrup storage and may result in drone or burr combs forming inside of them.

Baggie Feeder

Baggie feeders are simple and straightforward to create and monitor. Simply lay gallon zip lock baggies on top bars with several small slits cut for bee access, then fill them with syrup from an upside-down Miller feeder or one by three shim, placing one or two quart jars inside to be taken up like candy boards by your bees. However, a box to house this arrangement would also be necessary.

Slit feeders are affordable, easy to monitor, and versatile enough for multiple feeding sessions. Just be wary not to overfeed because their slits allow bees to crawl inside them and drown if their sugar content reaches overflow levels.

Inverted Container

An Inverted Container Holder securely positions bottles and containers upright or inverted for easy transport and storage. Depending on its shape and size, an Inverted Container Holder may accommodate various bottle and container shapes and sizes.

The holder can also be designed to accommodate a wide variety of different cap styles. Its opening has been constructed to be accommodating for flip tops and drip-proof lids alike.

One key feature of the holder is its ability to securely hold bottles without additional support, eliminating spills and waste when the bottle is removed from its placement. Furthermore, this helps reduce risk of them falling over and knocking other items over in your storage area. Furthermore, its intuitive design makes it simple and clean – an excellent feature when used to store bottles and containers in refrigerators or other storage locations.

Dam Feeder

The Dam Feeder is designed for fishing with pellets or sticky maggots and transporting them to their feeding site. With its aerodynamic design and easy throw, this feeder makes fishing more accessible while its built-in elastic protects fish against impact. Furthermore, filling one-handed is possible.

The Low Impact Hydropower Institute has approved preliminary Low Impact Certification of Pinery Feeder Dam hydroelectric project (LIHI #164) with a term from June 11, 2019-2027.

This project, located in Mercer County, Oregon and classified as a Class IV dam, boasts an installed capacity of 164 MW with an estimated annual energy production estimated at 69 GWh. Additionally, this project has been certified as Low Impact according to certain criteria: