I have been using the 2 gal pails with the plastic screened feeder insert from better bee. They seem to work well but if it is to hot out side they can expand and contract to much and will leak syrup down frames to the bottom boards or in my case the pallets. Then I have been also using the 1/2 gallon canning jars found online or at orchard. Those have been working pritty well also. I bought from another beekeeper that I have cleaned up one gallon black jugs. I will use those when it is cooler so that the heat will help keep the syrup warm. I have some hives near almonds now they are pollinating the cotton crop next to the almonds right now. Hoping to move the rest of the bees out there if they will pay me for pollination. I am getting free rental for placing them out there as I ran out of room at home for the girls. For feeding pollen sub pattys I like the mega bee so far it has worked welll. I am still mixing it with pollen from the bees from traps earlier in the year though. I think they eat it better that way.
Angi of HHH Farms Hanford Ca
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