Feeders

Discussion in 'Beekeeping' started by buzzboy, Oct 26, 2006.

  1. buzzboy

    buzzboy Well-Known Member

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    Hello Helloooooo

    Anyone happen to know of a source for clean friction top pails?
    I saw them in my 1948 edition of XYZ and like the cut of their jib, if you get me.What do you think?
    Peace.
     
  2. alleyyooper

    alleyyooper keeper of the bees Staff Member Supporter

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    Sort of hard to tell you where to go when you don't have a location in your profile.
    We get FREE plastiac 5 gallon pails from a pizza shop, dill pickles come in them. I have been told Wal mart sells used ones. We are now getting a huge FREE supply from a local Dairy Queen too.
    The small FREE 2 gallon pails we get from 2 bakeries. Since we live half way between 2 towns we get them from each town. One of them even calls us when they get a stack of ten.

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    Recycled hive bodies and feeder pail.

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    :D Al
     

  3. foxtrapper

    foxtrapper Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Home Depot, Lowes, Walmart, etc. They are the exact same pails, for a fraction of the price.
     
  4. Beeman

    Beeman Well-Known Member

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    I've used new metal paint cans from auto body supply stores. The problem with pail feeders is with changing temps they leak at times due to pressure/temp changes.