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  1. #1
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    Default how much pollen sub would i need?

    i am wondering,after reading a link that said to start feeding pollen sub 9 weeks before the honey flow and keep feeding until they don't want it anymore, how much pollen sub would i want to have on hand per hive. would i benefit from giving it to new packages as well. i know i am asking for opinions and that the right answer will come with hindsight, but i prefer experienced guesses to mine. thanks, justin

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    Default Re: how much pollen sub would i need?

    Strength of the hive will determine how fast they consume the patty, but for me a regular hive will eat a lb patty in anywhere between four to seven days. Nucs or small singles will consume them slower of course.
    Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid. John Wayne

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    Default Re: how much pollen sub would i need?

    I'm thinking that it would also depend on what BRAND NAME you would be using. I tried a well known brand and bees would not eat it. Found another well known brand and they went right after it. Have stayed with the second one since with no problems. Pembroke

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    Default Re: how much pollen sub would i need?

    OK what is the name of the one they took?? Tony

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    Default Re: how much pollen sub would i need?

    i was planning on trying global patties since they are close.

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    Default Re: how much pollen sub would i need?

    And what well known brand would that bee? Are you a sales person for one or the other? If you can't give a good opinion on one product that works, for you, that might help others here, don't say anything. Your post offered no help for anyone.

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    Default Re: how much pollen sub would i need?

    Mine were bringing in pollen today. Maybe i won't have to buy any.
    Last edited by Ted n Ms; 12-31-2009 at 07:35 PM. Reason: sp
    Don't think you are on the right road simply because it is a well worn pathway.

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    Default Re: how much pollen sub would i need?

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaver Dam View Post
    And what well known brand would that bee? Are you a sales person for one or the other? If you can't give a good opinion on one product that works, for you, that might help others here, don't say anything. Your post offered no help for anyone.
    Pembroke's post told me that all pollen subs may not work equally well. Now I know that I should try several to compare.

    Say anythihg you want, Pembroke!

    Wayne

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