country garden brugmansia picture


This is a handy and easy to make,inner cover.It consists of a piece
of 3/8ths or 1/2 inch plywood with a 3/8ths rim around both sides.The hole is made with either a fly cutter or hole saw.It is made to fit a regular size Mason jar lid.This makes feeding especially easy,including the feeding of pollen patties between the top bars and the inner cover.The extra lid in the picture is to cover the hole while you get ready to change feed jars.It is the "wide mouth" size. When not feeding it is important to keep the hole uncovered,and the empty super removed,to give the bees access to the area above the inner cover.It's also a good place to keep a CD beetle trap. Note;I live in Florida so I keep the feed holes away from the cluster. You northern beekeepers might want the feed hole over the center.