Kimbrell, when I did some powdered sugar shaking this early summer, I found that the flour sifter was a pain in the butt. I read somewhere that one of the ideas of powdered sugar shaking was like to have an avalanche of powdered sugar to fall fairly evenly on the bees. Don't know if that was correct advice I had read or not, but I wound up just grabbing handfulls from the bucket and kind of shaking the sugar from my clenched hand all over them. It worked well enough for me.
You will hear many responses from forum members who have tried this method. So you will be listening and learning. You will have to form your own opinions about what works for you. Have a wonderful day in this great life. Cindi