no pollen on hive
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  1. #1
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    Default no pollen on hive

    I looked through the hive and found not much pollen on the frames. I mean like about 1 frame had just a bit of it... SHOULD i bee feeding pollen?

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  3. #2
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    Default Re: no pollen on hive

    If there's pollen available I wouldn't feed pollen. In fact I've found that when pollen is available the bees sometimes don't bother with my offering. Is your hive healthy? Queenright and with brood?
    "My wife always wanted girls. Just not thousands and thousands of them......"

  4. #3
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    Default Re: no pollen on hive

    Well the hive is weak, just suffered from swarm the virgen queen is currently being superseded. There is no current eggs. There capped brood plus capped queen cells. But bees are not bringing in pollen. I live in sacramento ca

  5. #4
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    Default Re: no pollen on hive

    I suspect they are not bringing any in because there is no brood. Once your new queen starts laying, they will start hauling pollen again.

    They may ignore pollen if you feed it, but you can try. If you are using patties, only put about 1/4 of one on until they start using it up.

    Peter

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