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    looking for ingrediants for making pollen patties ,can any one help here,raybo

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    Greetings raybo1331

    POLLEN PATTIES - using pollen substitute:
    Recipe #1 - Makes 3 or 4 patties.
    Mix 1 lb dry substitute w/ 1 qt 2:1 sugar syrup. Press to form 1/2" tk, 1 lb hamburger-like (size and shape) patties. Allow to stand overnight. [Ref 2, p85, Ref 10, p518, Ref 11,p54]

    As an alternative to buying substitute, patties can be made using trapped pollen and expeller processed soybean flour. Mix 1-part water w/ 3-parts soybean flour (expeller process) in a heavy sugar syrup (2 parts sugar to 1 part water).[Ref 12, p642]

    Recipe #2 - Makes 1 patty.
    Mix 2 oz pollen, 6 oz soybean flour, 5-1/2 oz water, 10-1/2 oz sugar. Press mixture between sheets of wax paper to form patty
    about 3/4" tk and weighing about 3/4 lb. [Ref 12, p642]

    Recipe #3 - Makes 32 patties - see Ref 12, p642).

    Medication for both nosema (Fumidil-B) and foulbroods (Terramycin) may be incorporated into patties. [Ref 12, p642]

    REFERENCE:
    2 - KEEPING BEES, John Vivian, 1986
    10 - The ABC and XYZ of Bee Culture, A. I. Root, 1974
    11 - How to Keep Bees and Sell Honey, Walter T. Kelley, 1983
    12 - THE HIVE and the HONEY BEE, Joe M. Graham, 1992

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    Dave W . . .

    A NewBEE with 1 hive.
    First package installed
    April, 2003.

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    Greetings,

    Patties are very easy to make. Any of the commercial subs works well and so does brewers yeast. Just make sure the mixture is as wet as can be handled. I like to mix my to about the consistency of a cake mix. While setting overnight it will thicken up.

    I used to mix an equal mixture of sugar with the sub to get the bees to accept it longer. When I had natural pollen available, I would mix about 5% to 10% in for the same effect.

    But I have dispensed with the sugar and natural pollen as an attractant. I use another attractant that works much better.

    See:
    www.geocities.com/usbwrangler/subs.htm

    Regards
    Dennis
    Thinking it's probably too late to feed pollen sub in most of the US

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    thanks for the replies,ive never feed pollen patties. i have a late october swarm,i put 14teen frames of honey,4 frames drawed out ,i thought the golden rod would take care of the pollen ,but the early frost killed that ideal, so i thought pollen patties would help them to servive house bee

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