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  1. #1
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    Default Is it OK to use pollen left from deadout?

    I have several frames half filled with pollen from a deadout, the cells are about 1/2 filled. Is it OK to use in installing a package ?

  2. #2
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    Nehawka, Nebraska USA
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    Default Re: Is it OK to use pollen left from deadout?

    I would.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

  3. #3
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    Rockford, MI
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    Default Re: Is it OK to use pollen left from deadout?

    Yes.

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Is it OK to use pollen left from deadout?

    It depends on the reason for the deadout. If they failed because of something like a lack of stores or they couldn't break cluster to reach food the pollen is probably fine to use. If the deadout was caused by a contagious source such as nosema, foul brood, or a bee virus you would be spreading it around your apiary.

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