Feeding Shim

Shim with pail In an attempt to standardize my equipment, I have all my hives equipped with all medium supers. This allows me to switch frames between honey supers and brood boxes. It makes repairing equipment easier. This is not without problems. When it comes to feeding the standard pail feeder requires a deep or two mediums to be placed on top of the hive. I made a multi-purpose feeding shim. These have been around in different forms but can be used for feeding with the pail feeder, feeding pollen, sandwich baggie medication feeding, and some mite treatments.
I make mine about 2 inches high with two small cross bars.

Pail with superClose up of pail