Do you get best results putting the patties under the lid, between the upper & lower, or on the pallet/bottom board?
Our inspections last week on our bees in the Imperial Valley turned out very disappointing results. Shotgun patterns, little or no eggs.
We're thinking that the bees are not gathering much pollen from the alfalfa, and have started cannibalizing the brood for protein. The queens are stopping laying.
We started feeding pollen sub last week, under the lids, and the bees were all over the patties before the lids were on. They look hungry.
We either have A LOT of bad queens or a major dearth of pollen. Any suggestions?