This is my formula:
1.0 One part BevSweet that is 10% diluted with water for ease of pumping.
2.0 One part dried pollen.
3.0 one ten pound bag of C&H cane sugar which I think is better than sugar beet.
1.0 Mark & fill a 5 gallon bucket ,at the one part measure, with the syrup.
2.0 Pour the dried pollen over the top of the syrup.
3.0 Mix the pollen into the syrup. I use a plastering mixer and a heavy duty 1/2" variable drill on very slow rpm. The pollen will mix and then float on top. Mix slowly a few times and let it set so that the pollen can absorb the moisture in the syrup.
4.0 Pour the ten pound sack of C&H cane sugar on top of the mix.
5.0 by hand, push the mixer up and down to get the sugar into the bottom of the mix. Or, just run the mixer on very slow and push it into the sugar to get it incorporated.
6.0 Let the mix set over night and use accordingly. If the mix is too runny ad more sugar or a dry pollen substitute. Soyflour will work too.
7.0 Place the pollen patties between wax paper and place over the brood nest.
8.0 The BevSweet syrup is highly attractive to bees and the granulated sugar was used to absorb moisture
9.0 The runny mix can be placed in food trays with a low rim and BevSweet can be poured over the top.
10.0 If you eliminated some of the granulated sugar you can smear the mix into empty drawn out combs and place it next to the cluster.
The bees wil be very thankful
11.0 The above information can be used as a hot shot early feeding followed by commercial patties.
Once the bees start brooding up they will take the commercial patties.
12.0 The total mix will be close to 5 gallons and that will make a lot of pollen patties.
13.0 Store the mix in a cold place.
Hope this is helpful,