I usually make 3-4 5# patches in my kitchen aid at a time. Cause I hate cleaning 5 gallon buckets with sub stuck to it along with paint mixer. Kitchen aid is easier to scrub. But that's just me. I use Bee-pro with a basic recipe except with a pinch of vitamin & minerals that Laurie Miller recommended when she was active here. I've only changed the oil I use. Thinking I'll just up my oil content to see if that works better.
I upped the oil to two cups in my 25# batches and it still gets hard. This fall I am going to start adding Pro-sweet. Have noticed that in the nucs that have brood in them, the patties are moist, while in the broodless nucs the patties dry out.
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