I may be daft, but No! I know how to use a feeder properly and I listened better than that at Bee school and I've read plenty of books - but obviously not the same ones as these bees!
I hived a swarm - then fed using an eke.
Initially the feeder was on a crown board, but I took that out because I wanted them to have every opportunity to go downstairs.
I'm waiting for them to fill the box,and start using the comb downstairs for laying, then once I'm happy that the queen is in the brood box I'll put a queen excluder on and allow them to fill this lovely wild comb with 'honey', then I'll extract it and feed it back to them to store in a proper super because I did feed syrup so it's not real honey.
I just thought I'd share the photo because these bees make me laugh!no smilies
||Let me guess. You put the feeder directly on top of the frames, & not over the feeder hole in a crown board?|