I have not ever fed pollen substitute to my TBH in January. From what I am reading through some of the posts here, early buildup and larger bee populations for our flow (Apr. 15 to June 15) could be achieved by early pollen feeding in mid to late January.
Bees are still clustered here during that time with 3 or four days that bees may break cluster during the month.
When feeding pollen to langs, it is suggested that you pace patties directly over the center of the cluster and on the top bars.
Of course you can't do this in a TBH. If any of you feed pollen or substitute early where do you locate the patty?
Thanks for your help.