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    Default Supplemental feeding.

    I started the feeding of syrup in one gallon plastic pails with a black "O" ring style and Mann Lake 15% pollen patties.
    The pail has 3 holes drilled in the cover with a 1/16' bit for slow stimulation for brood.
    Any comments are welcomed.
    Regards,
    Ernie Lucas Apiaries.
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    Thats how we feed our hives in california.I wish they were 2 gallons though.3 holes might be a little much,we found with the black pails and the heat 1 hole works the best.As far as patties are concerned,you can make them a lot cheaper than mann lake sells them for.Good luck.

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    Someone say patties.

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    LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by high rate of speed View Post
    you can make them a lot cheaper than mann lake sells them for.Good luck.
    And alot better.

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    Depending on the recipe.

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    Default Pricing

    I was wondering what people were hearing on pricing for brewers yeast. Last week I got a quote from Mann Lake for $0.76 per lb. for Bee Pro in 2000 lb. totes for a truckload (44,000 Lbs.). Last year I paid $0.48 per lb. Last year Aventine brewers was I think $0.375 per lb. in truckload quantities. Anyone know of any new pricing? Also has anyone ordered syrup by the truckload lately? If so what is the pricing you are seeing. Thanks in advance for your help!

    Also, Ernie don't waste your time feeding one patty at a time. Fuel is too expensive. Think about a minimum of two lbs. for every 2-3 weeks depending on the size of your hives.

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    Default Pattie recipe

    Quote Originally Posted by high rate of speed View Post
    Depending on the recipe.
    Could someone someone post a good recipe for the Patties? Thanks Cdowdy

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    Default Pattie recipe

    Quote Originally Posted by high rate of speed View Post
    Depending on the recipe.
    Could someone post a good recipe for the Patties? Thanks Cdowdy

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    Default Feeding

    I am using white pails.
    The 3 holes made the syrup last for about 14 days.

    I opened an empty pail and some black mold was growing on the inside of the pail. I will bleach treat the mold Monday.

    I will make the syrup heavier. A 2:1 syrup may prevent the mold plus perhaps some thymol.
    Regards,
    Ernie
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    Well Matt,

    I'm selling brewers for about $.55-.60 lb.
    Fifty pound sacks by the pallet. This is not in concete yet but the prices are close.

    Also egg yolk.

    And bulk pre- mix in 200lb tubs.
    http://s148.photobucket.com/albums/s...t=100_2154.jpg

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    Default Pricing

    Thanks for the info. Keith. That is similiar to what Mann Lake is charging for similiar quantities. What about truckload quantities?

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    Matt,
    I think Mann lake is close to 20% higher. That is if the price is $.55

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    Default Pricing

    Liquid sucrose was quoted to me at 0.33/lb delivered out of Los Angeles 14 days ago.
    Ernie
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Jarrett View Post
    This is not in concete yet ....
    Every since Randy started me adding some canola oil, I have had less of this problem.
    I have exactly ONE hive more than you.
    That makes my opinion beyond question.

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    Hey Ernie,
    Try mid valley packing.They are out of fowler CA.It has been a few years since we have purchased any from them.Hope this helps.#[559]834-5956.

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    Default 2 gallon white plastic pail source.

    http://www.containerandpackaging.com/item.asp?item=P020

    $2.71 each for the bucket

    2 Gallon White Dry Seal Lid w/o Gasket. 0.87 each

    I need a Calif. supplier
    Ernie
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