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  1. #21
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    Hey Ernie,
    A cap lug is a plug like they use in new pipe.It is made out of plastic and tapered,not sure of the size we used on our last buckets.But you dont have to pull the lid off anymore to fill them,just pull the plug.Maybe this will help.
    www.caplugs.com.:)

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    Ernie, This is the store bought model
    http://www.betterbee.com/products.asp?dept=267
    You can use the same size caplug for the bucket and the hole in your lid,plug the hole in the lid with a new caplug and no rain gets in
    Last edited by Flyer Jim; 08-03-2008 at 05:37 PM. Reason: thinking faster than typing

  3. #23
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    Hey ernie,
    might as well pull the whole lid with a plug that big,besides that the bees will proplis that screen up.

  4. #24
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    The cap lug we use is about the size of a quarter.Find the size you like best.and when you call they will send a few different samples,size,thickness.etc.

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    HRS

    The cap plug I use is a ww 15 . The link is just for the picture, how it's used. Beats typing a 1,000 words. I'm thinking about going to one of those black plugs with threads. The ones I'm using loosen up after awhile. But you can always go to a bigger plug.
    Jim

  6. #26
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    Jim,
    the plugs we are using are tapered.We havent had any problems with the last 3000 black buckets we have been using.

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    HRS
    I have the same buckets you do and I'm pretty sure I use the same size cap plug. I think my problem is I tried to drill too many lids at one time and the hole saw melted the hole alittle too big in some of the lids. Did you put the 1/16th hole in the cap plug or the lid? I drilled my holes in the cap plug, a good thing the first ones were too big so all I had to through away was a plug.
    Jim

    Oh by the way, I saw some of your glow in the dark bees out by Rancho Seco a couple weeks ago.

  8. #28
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    Jim,
    We drilled our lids one at a time, close to the edge.The 2 small feed holes are in the middle.We drilled those about 4 lids at a time.

    Those lids were almost really glowing a few months ago,thank goodness for the fire department.

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    Since we're on the subject of feeding protein, I wonder if anybody can share their thoughts on the following thread from another board. The topic is whether or not overfeeding of protein will stimulate laying workers in a queenright hive, due to additional nutrition affecting reproductive systems.

    http://orsba.proboards27.com/index.c...ay&thread=1454
    Pocket Meadow Farm

  10. #30
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    Default Cap plug information

    Thank you for the excellent information and 1st hand knowlege about cap plugs.

    I will call on Monday to get some samples.

    Filler up to the rim please.
    Regards,
    Ernie
    Ernie
    My websitehttp://bees4u.com/

  11. #31
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    Default 1 gallon buckets free

    Ernie, I have about 200, 1 gallon black buckets. I am 30 miles east of Gorman off of Hwy 138. Stored in 2 4x4 citrus boxes. If intrested, contact me for details. goj893@aol.com

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    Default Pattie recipe

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    Depending on the recipe.
    Could someone someone post a good recipe for the Patties? Thanks Cdowdy

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    Default Pattie recipe

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    Depending on the recipe.
    Could someone post a good recipe for the Patties? Thanks Cdowdy

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