one gallon feeder jugs. the lids have a hole bored in the top, and i up-end the plastic jugs over the hole. tehre are three little holes punched in the cap.
when i was starting out i used all sorts of stuff to mix feed-- candy factory sweepings, bakery sugar, pallets of sucrose. later on i would mix my own in a 55 gallon barrell. start with 17 gallons of water and then add 400 pounds of sugar. it would fill the barrell with a thick syrup. eventually i would buy about ten barrells ata tiume from a sugar supplier.
towards the end i bought about 1100 steel gallon cans and arranged for another beekeeper to fill em for me with high fructose corn syrup he bought in bulk. he could sell me syrup in my own cans cheaper than i could buy it.
for this stuff i just pour two gallons of water into a big cooking pot, then pour in about 15 pounds of sugar. that will give me three full gallon cans of medium density syrup.
im doing all i can to make these bees fat for the winter, so im feeding them even though theres still a honey flow. i want them to have forty or fifty pounds of stores going into the winter. then in the spring, ill be feeding em again.
these deep supers are all destined for brood chambers. i collect honey in shallower boxes, and dont mix the tw. that way the pesticides and such that i use in the brood nests never contaminate the supers that ill be using for honey.