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    Default pollen patty

    Where would you place a pollen patty?

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    Default Re: pollen patty

    On the frame top bars just above the brood.
    38 years - 25 colonies, 32 Nucs - IPM disciple - Naturally Skeptic

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    Default Re: pollen patty

    Quote Originally Posted by AR Beekeeper View Post
    On the frame top bars just above the brood.
    Definitely, DO NOT place a piece of paper under it. SHB love that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GarfieldBeek View Post
    Definitely, DO NOT place a piece of paper under it. SHB love that.
    I find there isn't much you can do to keep the SHB's out of it....I cut mine into 1"x3" strips and they seem to eat it all before the SHB show up(at least that's what I've seen). If I were feeding a weak nuc, I would put a even smaller piece in.....This is all fine and dandy if your hives are at your house, but if you have outyards then this can be a PITA!

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    Default Re: pollen patty

    Quote Originally Posted by Swampfox077 View Post
    Where would you place a pollen patty?
    Where in SC are you from?
    Just because something is new to you, doesn't mean it is new, or revolutionary. Mark Berninghausen

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    Default Re: pollen patty

    You need to place the pollen patty as close to brood as possible. If the patty is too far away the bees won't utilize it. For example, if the brood is in the bottom box and you place the pollen patty on top of the second box it won't be used.

    Tom

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