Fall Prep Pollen Stores
Quick Fall Prep question. I am in central North Carolina. I started a package in March. Currently in a double deep with two supers on it. (Debating on removing the supers and letting them fill the hive bodies with necter/honey). My question, what do you/most people feel is needed for pollen stores? My bees have filled over half of the frame on about 6 or 7 frames with pollen. (On 6+ frames, half of the cells have pollen in it).
How much pollen is needed to go into winter? IF i were to cull out some of the pollen frames, what do I do with those frames? I know I cant store it for them to use later. Freezing it doesnt seem like a valuable option. Scrape the plastic foundation and let them start over next year? Thank you.
Second year beek... 2 10-frame lang... 9 5-frame nucs