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    Default What Is The Best Pollen Sub For Quickest Spring Buildup?

    Hello all,
    What is the best pollen sub for earliest buildup? I have a 50-lb bag of Bee-Pro that I am using right now. Anyway, your input and opinion is appreciated. Thanks.

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    Default Re: What Is The Best Pollen Sub For Quickest Spring Buildup?

    Keith Jarret's. But Mann Lake's is more readily available. And they ship.
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

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    Default Re: What Is The Best Pollen Sub For Quickest Spring Buildup?

    Keith Jarret's: is that the Nutra-Bee formula?
    And from ML: the Ultra-Bee or the Bee-Pro?

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    Default Re: What Is The Best Pollen Sub For Quickest Spring Buildup?

    I have 400 lbs of Bee-Pro in ther back of my van. I don't know the differences between the two to know which one is best.
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

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    Default Re: What Is The Best Pollen Sub For Quickest Spring Buildup?

    I don't have the answer to your question but I'm working the same question here.
    I wasn't able to use the few different commercial brands i tried as effectively as I wanted.
    I tried to identify my challages (mostly SHB) talked to a couple well respected veteran beekeepers, read everything I could. I came up with a recipe tweaked it a little and so far it's working well.
    The needs of your hives are probably very different coming out of winter (we didn't get any snow agian this year). The commercial stuff maybe the most cost effective for you but it's fairly cheap to make your own if you have acsess to ingredients.

    You couldn't be any further from the source of the secret ingredient!!!!!

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    Default Re: What Is The Best Pollen Sub For Quickest Spring Buildup?

    Mbeck,

    Care to share your recipe?

    Thanks
    Beeman
    All things may be lawful; but not all things are advantagous.

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    Default Re: What Is The Best Pollen Sub For Quickest Spring Buildup?

    Quote Originally Posted by westernbeekeeper View Post
    Keith Jarret's: is that the Nutra-Bee formula?
    And from ML: the Ultra-Bee or the Bee-Pro?
    I used Bee-Pro patties last year. No complaints.

    This year I'm going to try FeedBee.

    http://www.feedbee.com/
    I love the smell of nectar in the morning.

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    Default Re: What Is The Best Pollen Sub For Quickest Spring Buildup?

    Quote Originally Posted by ByGonzah View Post
    I used Bee-Pro patties last year. No complaints.

    This year I'm going to try FeedBee.

    http://www.feedbee.com/
    .

    Hey ByGonzah,

    Just to let you know that smell is mispelled in your signature line.

    Take care

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    Default Re: What Is The Best Pollen Sub For Quickest Spring Buildup?

    Quote Originally Posted by dnichols View Post
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    Hey ByGonzah,

    Just to let you know that smell is mispelled in your signature line.

    Take care
    Hey, watch it. That's my job.
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

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    Default Re: What Is The Best Pollen Sub For Quickest Spring Buildup?

    Quote Originally Posted by dnichols View Post
    .

    Hey ByGonzah,

    Just to let you know that smell is mispelled in your signature line.

    Take care
    Jeez. Thanks. Two degrees in English and I can't even proof my own signature line.

    I love the smell of nectar in the morning.

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    Default Re: What Is The Best Pollen Sub For Quickest Spring Buildup?

    Quote Originally Posted by westernbeekeeper View Post
    Keith Jarret's: is that the Nutra-Bee formula?
    And from ML: the Ultra-Bee or the Bee-Pro?
    When we look at what is the "BEST" sub we need to look at the whole picture. Be sure to ask, ask protein level and the ten amno acids,(some in western mentioned post ONLY list 9 in there catalog) be sure not to forget to ask the "FAT" level as well, ph level.
    Watch out for snake oil, just because somebody says it's the gold standard of bee feed, why is it that they leave out the most important amno acid in there ad. Remember there are 10 not 9. Just thought you should know.
    NUTRA-BEE feed supplements

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    Default Re: What Is The Best Pollen Sub For Quickest Spring Buildup?

    Why do they leave it out?

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    Default Re: What Is The Best Pollen Sub For Quickest Spring Buildup?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mbeck View Post
    Why do they leave it out?
    HHmmmm, I wonder why...... they call it the gold standard of bee feed, I call it fools gold, Just look at there own ad it speaks for itself.
    NUTRA-BEE feed supplements

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