Re: Giving back pollen, after cutting out frames of foundation?
If you feel bad then give them a patty and syrup if
not much is coming in.
Actually it is better to move the brood frames into the top box
and after the bees hatched they will fill these frames with the honey. You can use these frames to extract too. If you just move the frame to the side of the box then more
pollen will bee collected. And when you removed these frame it is wasting the bee's time and food source. Consider Matt's method of opening up the hive on the sides. His thread is here somewhere.
You can also make nucs with these pollen frames by making splits too. Don't cut them out but sell them on CL to get something out of them. Part of bkeeping is like an art so think like a
Don't mix foreign bees into a virgin hive. She might get balled 100% of the time! When will you ever learn, huh?