Open feeding during dearth
I feed 1:1 during the dearth. In years past, I've done it with internal feeders, but at my hive count increases, that's becoming a lot of work.
I know open feeding during the dearth can cause robbing, but are there precautions that can be taken to make this less likely? I can reduce entrances and place my feed station up to about 500 feet away. What else can I do?