Re: Questions about using whey in my pollen substitute recipe
I should have started with stating that I open feed dry pollen substitute as opposed to patties.
I am a hobbyist so all in all feeding four hives (and the locals) is relativly inexpensive and I believe necessary for keeping hives healthy in the SoCal high Desert. I am sure I will need plenty as we are in a severe drought situation.
Burns, I tried both Brood builder and Bee-pro as dry feeds. The girls readily accepted both products but there was a lot of unused "stuff" left behind so I am trying to make my own with less waste as Saltybee has suggested. They like the Soy flour on it's own for sure.
The products I am looking at are from Bobs Red Mill in Oregon. The Soy flour is stone ground, Nonfat Dry Milk is powder and the yeast is large flake. So I need to grind the yeast down a bit before mixing. The yeast ingredients list contains inactive nutritional yeast (dried yeast, niacin,pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin, thiamine hydrochloride, folic acid and vitamin B12) My most critical question is regarding the use of whey vs. Nonfat Milk. Which one and at what ratio?
Originally Posted by Saltybee
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