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  1. #1
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    Nov 2007
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    Lake of the Woods, Minnesota, USA
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    Default Mann Lake BEE PRO

    Does anyone use bee pro from Mann Lake and if so do you recommend it

  2. #2
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    Feb 2010
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    Rome NY USA
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    Default Re: Mann Lake BEE PRO

    I bought the powder form and mixed it myself and the bees are all over it.:

  3. #3
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    Hudson, WI USA
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    Default Re: Mann Lake BEE PRO

    My bees take it well. Also, if cost is a factor, shipping will be very reasonable as Mann Lake is close to you. Adrian.

  4. #4
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    Tucson, Arizona, USA
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    Default Re: Mann Lake BEE PRO

    I've been using it for the 2008-2009 season and now the 2009-2010 season. I use the powder and mix it myself with sugar syrup, so far the bees take it readily and it seems to help them to maintain a brood nest even when little pollen is available.
    48 years - 50 hives - TF
    Joseph Clemens -- Website Under Constructioni

  5. #5
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    Feb 2008
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    Madison, Alabama
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    Default Re: Mann Lake BEE PRO

    My bees have taken Bee Pro without any problems for years.
    Rohe Bee Ranch "Free Range Bees"
    http://www.rohebeeranch.com

  6. #6
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    Oct 2010
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    Henderson Nebraska
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    Default Re: Mann Lake BEE PRO

    I know this is an old post but I'm wondering how to mix the Mann Lake BeePro I just bought.

    The recipe it comes with calls for HFCS which I don't have access to. I tried mixing with 2:1 sugar/water but the resulting patties got really hard.
    Do I need to just make a much softer dough, or mix it differently?

    Anyone who has mixed this BeePro powder into patties please chime in.

    thanks
    Jay

  7. #7
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    Feb 2005
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    Default Re: Mann Lake BEE PRO

    How I mix them, most of the time (sometimes I add a little powdered vitamin C):

    I mix very small batches ->

    -First I put about four pounds of dry sugar into a large plastic mixing bowl
    -Next I stir canola oil into the sugar until it begins to stick together a little
    -Then I mix in two pounds of Bee Pro powder until blended thoroughly
    -Then I add a little 1:1 sugar syrup mixing it in until it is the consistency of cookie dough
    -I then spoon lumps between wax paper and flatten it between the layers of wax paper until it is the thickness that will fit above the brood combs, cutting a few slits with a knife on the side that will be facing the combs
    48 years - 50 hives - TF
    Joseph Clemens -- Website Under Constructioni

  8. #8
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    Oct 2010
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    Henderson Nebraska
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    Default Re: Mann Lake BEE PRO

    Thank you Joseph Clemens for the recipe. I would not have thought of adding oil. Does it have to canola oil?
    thanks again,
    Jay

  9. #9
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    Default Re: Mann Lake BEE PRO

    Most any vegetable oil would likely suffice, I chose canola because the lipid profile seemed most appropriate to honey bee nutritional needs and my bank account. I believe hemp oil would likely be the best but doesn't work on my budget.
    48 years - 50 hives - TF
    Joseph Clemens -- Website Under Constructioni

  10. #10
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    Jan 2008
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    Faulkner Manitoba, Canada
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    Default Re: Mann Lake BEE PRO

    i feed it in a feeder straight up. One feeder per yard. The feeder holds close to a bag. Bees are all over it like white on rice!

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