Re: Saving, discarding frames of bee bread?
I have been ranting for a long time on this forum - harvest it for human consumption (by scraping and beating out the bee bread granules).
Originally Posted by davemal
Bee bread is a valuable human product.
Here is another way - use it as bee food.
Scrape and blend all this stuff (combs and all).
Add honey or sugar syrup to it.
It should become a goo (thick paste of sorts) where bee bread and honey and wax (as a filler) will be mixed.
Feed back to the bees as needed (place the goo patties onto the nucs or feed in spring).
You can do this now and refreeze for later use.
You can do it and use immediately (keep those frozen frames until spring).
People are tossing excellent bee and human food (then feeding the bees some sub-standard pollen patties often times).
I get it - those combs are valuable.
But then why did you freeze the combs with pollen anyway?
Most likely to somehow use later (that's why people freeze stuff).
Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.