Peek inside a feeder frame
Back in October, Vince Poulin of British Columbia sent us pictures of a feeder frame he designed for feeding nucs that were stacked one atop the other for winter. I thought it was a creative idea that solved a problem with stacked colonies—they can be hard to feed without much disruption.
As a follow-up, Vince has sent along some photos of the inside of some of his colonies that are equipped with the feeder frames, allowing us to see what goes on in there. He writes:
Coming through Hong Kong from Thailand this past weekend, I bought a very inexpensive endoscope ($3 CDN). It is a hoot. I bought it to try and get images inside a feeder frame, a cheap little thing that actually works. Unfortunately, the light is not strong enough, but by having my son hold the endoscope along with a mobile phone light, it works. Not super images, but proof that feeder frames work well.
I think both the feeder frame and the endoscope are cool ideas. I checked Amazon for endoscopes and they have a zillion, but nothing as inexpensive as the one Vince found. If someone has a recommendation for one they like, please let us know.
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