Re: Open feeding pollen substitute
Yeah, I dont consider myself an expert but I have done it a few times, could be that in high humidity it might get pretty crusty. Not quite as effective as a patty in the hive but a heck of a lot less work. We were putting it in a rectangular container inside of a 55 gallon barrel laid on its side to keep it dry. In one particular yard it seemed to be working remarkably well with nary a bit left when we saw some dogs hanging around the edge of the yard staring at us. We got some chicken wire and secured it with the locking ring and it solved the problem. I think its best to treat it a little like open syrup feeding and put a few rocks or boards in for the bees to sit on and groom.
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