Re: Feeding Pollen sub powder inside the hive?
Patties are cleaner but in my area, the timing is about right. I've seen warm days in late February or early March where workers are already bringing in pollen. We have so many posts here discussing feeding pollen / protein and we don't talk about timing often enough (IMHO). If my queens get the timing right, they are increasing brood in my area about that time so adding pollen in any form is not a bad thing. Too much earlier and it's a waste even if we "feel better" by feeding them. If it were me, I'd opt for patties but if I did't have the time to make them from my pollen or pollen sub, then I'd dry feed them and let them do as they may with it.
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