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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Delaware County, New York, USA

    Question Definitive Recipe: Pollen Substitute

    On the advice of others, I think it would be a good idea to feed my two hives a pollen substitute. I've found a few recipes doing a Google search but I wasn't sure about some of the ingredients because little was offered as explanation.

    I'd like to know what others have found to be the recipe that gives the bees the best nutritional value. I'd imagine that many have found what they personally believe to be the "gold standard" of all reciipes and I'd be very interested in knowing what these are, and very grateful for you replies.

    I'd also like to know the best way to fee these substitutes in a TBH.


  2. #2

    Default Re: Definitive Recipe: Pollen Substitute

    buy a commercial patty.
    Choose wisely!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Sebastopol, Ca.

    Default Re: Definitive Recipe: Pollen Substitute

    Is it true that the primary purpose of a patty is to give protein so that the queen will lay more eggs? Do you want your queen to keep laying? Is there no nectar flow in your area any more? I think that in this area we have peaked for egg laying. What about your area?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    El Dorado County, CA

    Default Re: Definitive Recipe: Pollen Substitute

    yes, i need eggs layed. i'm getting into the season when winter bees are being produced. no healthy new bees for this winter and my colonys will crash.
    Last edited by Barry; 02-28-2011 at 03:21 PM.
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