Can you feed to much Pollen sub ?
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    Hampton Arkansas
    Posts
    136

    Default Can you feed to much Pollen sub ?

    Been feeding pollen sub in an open feeder for quite a while now. Our weather is still in the 60's and 70's and the bees love the sub. Is there any draw backs to feeding them all they want or should I cut the feeding back. I am also open feeding sugar water they are slow to take the sugar water up.

  2. Remove Advertisements
    BeeSource.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Washington County, Maine
    Posts
    3,796

    Default Re: Can you feed to much Pollen sub ?

    Absolutely, you can feed too much pollen. I don't know your climate well enough to say when you should stop feeding pollen sub, but I'm sure someone else does. Remember, pollen is used by bees to make royal jelly for feeding to larva.

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Ozark, AL
    Posts
    819

    Default Re: Can you feed to much Pollen sub ?

    Quote Originally Posted by GregH View Post
    Been feeding pollen sub in an open feeder for quite a while now. Our weather is still in the 60's and 70's and the bees love the sub. Is there any draw backs to feeding them all they want or should I cut the feeding back. I am also open feeding sugar water they are slow to take the sugar water up.
    I do not know if you can feed to much pollen but like you our bees are brooding all year long and just slow down during the winter, mostly due to no pollen to make royal jelly to feed larva. I was going to feed pollen this year and would like to feed "open" and let my bees get what they wanted/needed. How are you feeding? Thanks.

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    Hampton Arkansas
    Posts
    136

    Default Re: Can you feed to much Pollen sub ?

    I am feeding pollen in a old open brood box under a shed, I put the brood box on a bottom board. I then put a shallow pan inside with the sub in it, there is no top on the box. I am feeding sugar syrup in a old hog style feeder with styrofoam floating in it.

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    Derry, New Hampshire
    Posts
    2,295

    Default Re: Can you feed to much Pollen sub ?

    I don't think its an issue in a populous hive. They will pack it away till needed. I have seen in deadouts that pollen will mold quickly so as long as the hive is healthy and dry it should be fine.
    Terrence

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •