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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
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    Snohomish, WA, USA
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    Default Powdered Sugar Application - Bellows?

    Hi Folks,

    Does anyone have any experience using the 'bellows' type of PS applicator? Does it work and is it as effective as dusting from the top? I'd like to avoid disturbing my bees by separating my two deep boxes repeatedly (and avoid the heavy lifting too!) if possible. I've not seen any instructions for this device, but I believe one blows the PS in from the bottom of the hive...

    Thanks for any responses.

    Snoho3

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Concord, CA
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    Default Re: Powdered Sugar Application - Bellows?

    It didn't work well for me. Takes a couple hundred pumps to get a cup of sugar on the bees. Top dusting is a lot easier, & faster.
    Dan

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Central Square, NY, Oswego County
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    814

    Default Re: Powdered Sugar Application - Bellows?

    I use a shifter and just shake it over the hives. Seems to work well for me. I'll let know more once spring comes and i split my hives again.
    Dan

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Whitsett, NC
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    489

    Default Re: Powdered Sugar Application - Bellows?

    If you do a search you will find more comments here is one thread I thought was good.

    Post # 21+ talks about mods
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/show...bellows&page=3
    Just some thoughts.

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