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    Default Making Pollen Patties

    This is how we make pollen patties:

    [img]http://donnerpartykitchenstaff.com/pblog/images/77PollenSubSetup.jpg
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    90 Lbs of brewers yeast


    90 Lbs of soy flour & 40 Lbs of pollen


    50 Lbs of granulated sugar


    These are the finished pallets. We powder the deck of the truck with brewers yeast, turn out the pallet onto it, and cut it up with a floor scraper.
    KI6FCI

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    Default Re: Making Pollen Patties

    This is the whole setup. I was limited in the number of images I could post at one time.



    We did 6 or 7 batches Saturday
    KI6FCI

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    Re: Making Pollen Patties

    This is the whole setup. I was limited in the number of images I could post at one time.

    Can you please inform me about the make, model, and cost of your mixer?

    Thanks,
    Ernie
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    Default Re: Making Pollen Patties



    Ernie,
    This looks like the same model:
    http://www.multiquip.com/multiquip/592_838_ENU_HTML.htm
    I don't know what what we paid for it.
    KI6FCI

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    Default Re: Making Pollen Patties

    Terry,
    Thank you for the fast reply and with a photo!
    Regards,
    Ernie
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    Default Re: Making Pollen Patties

    Don't you mean, "Pollen Supplement Patties"?
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    Re: Making Pollen Patties

    Don't you mean, "Pollen Supplement Patties"?
    40 pounds of pollen per batch would technically make the batch a pollen supplement.
    A pollen supplement can be described by it's contents, like 10% pollen by weight.
    I like the maaaaaaachhhhhhinnnnnnne photos.
    Regards,
    Ernie
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    Default Re: Making Pollen Patties

    Thanks for the "behind the sceen" pics. I like to see stuff being made.

    How many pounds of brewers yeast is actually in that white bag when it comes in.
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    Default Re: Making Pollen Patties

    Quote Originally Posted by derek View Post
    how many pounds of brewers yeast is actually in that white bag when it comes in.
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    Last edited by Keith Jarrett; 09-07-2009 at 09:07 PM.
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    Default Re: Making Pollen Patties

    So Terry where did you get the yeast from?
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    Default Re: Making Pollen Patties

    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Jarrett View Post
    #2200
    I saw it(edit). Whoa!
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    Default Re: Making Pollen Patties

    2200 lbs., thats a metric tonn.................. you guys going metric

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    Default Re: Making Pollen Patties

    We buy it from Chaparral Honey. They buy it in large quantities from Aventine. We do the same thing with the soy flour & sugar to get lower prices.

    http://www.aventinerei.com/pdfs/62p_nut.pdf
    KI6FCI

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    Default Re: Making Pollen Patties

    One thing that always surprises me is the cooperation between beekeepers. While we might be competitors in the commercial market, we don't hesitate to help each other out. Where I work (Farmer Bees) we have about 4000 colonies. We buy stuff from Chaparral (about 11,000 colonies the last I heard) to save money. With a 5000 gallon insulated tank behind the honey house, we can accept a full trailer load of syrup. Smaller beeks, including my boss Jose with about 500 colonies (and me with 3), buy syrup & pollen sub from us.
    KI6FCI

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