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  1. #1
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    Default Old Pollen Patties

    I have some pollen supplement I made in bulk buckets left over from January of this year. About 1500 LBS. HFCS mixed with a few different dry protien ingredients and some real pollen. It tastes and smell good but I will probably throw it away as I'm not sure I want to risk making my bees sick. Does anyone know if there's a way to test it? I want to start feeding in about a month.
    -Rob Bliss
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    Sounds like you already did the taste test.J/K.I dont think I would risk using it.

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    Default Old Pollen Patties

    The bees can prefer the aged product even with some fermentation.
    You preserved the material by using sugar.
    If it has not fermented by now use it.
    Your nutrient levels may be a little low.
    I just read an article that said that old soy flour is worse than no soy flour.
    Try it out to see how the bees like it on a small scale.
    Ernie
    Ernie
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    Default pahvantpiper

    How do the bees like the aged patties?
    Ernie
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    why not give a couple of hives a patty and see what happens?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pahvantpiper View Post
    I want to start feeding in about a month.
    Heck a month...

    Starting to feed this week.

    Rob, has it been in cool storage?

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