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Thread: Grease Patties?

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    I'm looking for a recipe for grease patties. My old mind has miss placed it.
    Thanks Jack

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    Grease Patties
    Jack
    50%Crisco shortening
    50%Icing sugar (powdered sugar is the best ( no
    corn starch))
    Mix thoroughly and place 100 gm patties between wax paper.Place on top bars.When consumed,add another.Keep on all year.


    Terry

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    Thanks

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    How would it be if you put in a few drops of peppermint oil?
    mdotson

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    I have heard of grease patties but have never used them. What is the purpose of a plain grease patty with powdered sugar? Do the bees benefit from anything other than the sugar? Is the grease just a binder?

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    Grease patties are for tracheal mite prevention.
    Terry

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    How do grease patties prevent tracheal mites?
    \"It is an Ill Wind that Blows no Minds...\"

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    As far as I know the current theory is still that they hide the smell of young bees which the TM have to find to reproduce. It seems like there would be some contact between the mites and the grease which would also help, but I don't know of any evidence to support that theory.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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