WHAT IT IS: These are zip-top bags made from 4 millimeter plastic for feeding bees sugar syrup. The zip-lock style bags help give beekeepers a way to feed their bees more sugar water than many other styles.
HOW DOES IT WORK? These bags work by filling them with sugar water until they are 75% full. After sealing the bag tightly, bags are laid on top of frames or an inner cover, or a dedicated top feeder box. A small 2 inch "X" is cut into the top of the bag to release the air and give bees access to the syrup.
DO THEY WORK? These feeders help give bees a higher volume of syrup without specialized equipment. Two bags can be placed inside an 8 frame box and a 10 frame box. While cutting a hole in a bag on top of your bees may seem counterintuitive, they do work very well.
WHAT ELSE DO I NEED? These baggies need a box to surround them. Any size box like shallow, medium and deep boxes can work well. We have a rim feeder that has a false floor that is designed to hold two of these bags.