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    Default Pollen bound

    Need Info on how to fix a pollen bound hive and if there is any way to prevent pollen bound from happening

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    Default Re: Pollen bound

    Remove frames of pollen, and give the hive back frames of empty drawn comb. Share the frames of pollen with other hives that need pollen.

    A pollen trap can reduce the amount of pollen that makes it into a hive.

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    Default Re: Pollen bound

    As Countryboy suggested, remove the frames of pollen and replace with empty combs.

    Dependent upon how big a problem you have with pollen bound hives... If you have someplace you can store the combs where the moths, beetles and mice won't get at them, set them aside to put back in the hive mid-winter when pollen is scarce. A couple frames of pollen and a jar or two of syrup during a week of warm weather can incite some additional brood rearing and give your hive a little boost to get through the winter.

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    Default Re: Pollen bound

    "Pollen bound" is another term for "well stocked with pollen for the spring buildup". It does not happen by accident...
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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    Default Re: Pollen bound

    I like those pollen bound hives, they usually have frames like this --> to share with weaker hives.
    48 years - 50 hives - TF
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