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Hi All,
Wondering where a person can buy the screen plugs for making feeder pails?
I saw them in the Betterbee catalog, but was trying to do some shopping?

I also have been throwing around the ideal of buying the mesh and fabricating my own plugs, but am wondering what size mesh that a person should buy and what material (ie. ss, copper, brass, etc.)? :s:s

Thanks! Mtn. Bee
 

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Don't waste your time/money with screen. Just drill 10-20 small holes in the center of your lid. You can drill about 5 at a time. The bees will get the syrup just fine that way.
 

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Beeslave,
What size of drill bit?
Any problems with creating the vaccum seal so there is no leaking thru the drilled holes?:s
 

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1/8-3/16 works for me.

No problem with leaking. The only problem is with cold nights and hot days forcing some syrup out but you will have that problem with screens.

I installed 100 3lb pkgs this spring and placed 2 gal of syrup on them in pails(2gal) with holes drilled. Most of the packages stored all that syrup in less than 9 days. 15 holes in each lid.
 
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