When rented with option to purchase three of the apiary, I realized how difficult it is to handle a large number of bee colonies. Part of the problem was solved with the help of the trough-drinkers, slightly improved development offered by experienced beekeepers in the pages of periodicals. Each of used to me bee-feeders-drinkers consists of a wooden mandrel which is inserted a glass or plastic bottle with thread. Mandrel is better to make from dry birch – less burrs when machining.
In the billet on top of the drilled hole with a diameter of 28 mm and depth 33 mm. But on the other, with a diameter of 20 mm to mate with the first. From the same side of the workpiece is machined to a diameter of 28 mm for a length of 20 mm.
The caps from bottles made openings for the free exit of fluid. To attach the frame to the hive, slotted or round cells in the plugged and drilled a new one, with a diameter of 28 mm.
In April — may napiwu in bottles of 250-500 ml of sugar syrup laced with herbal treatment-and-prophylactic extracts, decoctions or infusions. Bottle fill for the consumption of feed for two to three weeks, depending on the strength of the bee family.
Feeder-drinker easy to use day during the intensive summer bees and when feeding families-teachers, as the structure will not disturb the family and protects her from the bees-thieves. Treatment-and-prophylactic feeding spend in August — September — after the last extraction of honey.