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  • Philip Closier

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What use is an empty honey jar (with a lid), a single frame pin and a hammer ?

Well no prize for the right answer ! However in a bee keeping emergency a great deal of use.

There will come a time when you need to feed some bees as a matter of some urgency and will find just at the crucial moment you don't have a feeder to hand.

Gather the items.... puncture small holes in the lid.... about 20 will do, fill the jar with syrup, screw the lid into place and invert over the hole in the crown board.

The partial vacuum above the syrup in the jar will hold the liquid from pouring out, The bees will mop up as much as they want with their tongues!

Job done you have created a small contact feeder !

Also.... just in case you ever need to know....

The density of honey typically ranges between 1.38 and 1.45 kg/l at 20 °C.

I did today as I was looking at PET containers for posting honey in.... glass is very heavy and as a result it costs a lot to send in the post !

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