Adding to my series of questions about Mountain Camp feeding - I would appreciate any thoughts pro or con to adding pollen substitute or probiotics to the sugar, either mixed in, sprinkled on top, in a "pocket," or whatever.
So far, in my vast 2 years of beekeeping, I have used only dry sugar. I have been reluctant to put pollen substitute in out of fear of causing the need for cleansing flights, and I never heard of probiotics until now, so never considered them.
I am considering the probiotics (ProDFM) due to my recent, and ongoing, series of OAV treatments (I have never used this product). I am considering the pollen substitute ... well because I am. Though the bees are still today bringing in pollen, so that might not really be needed ... but i am not inclined to disrupt the colony enough to check as they prepare for winter.
Thoughts or experience you want to share?