I'm having a discussion with a Southern beekeeper who is adamant that it's good to feed bees pollen sub all through winter.
My argument was that while that may work in the Southern states, that's not the case in the Upper midwest.
One year I had made candy boards with pollen sub...I had planned on putting them on in March, but my bees started running out of honey in January.....the bees ate the candy but discarded the pollen sub to the bottom board where I actually saw hive beetle larvae feeding on it in winter! Our bees don't produce brood in the winter, so not much need for pollen sub.
I just think it's dangerous to put out a video telling people to feed pollen sub in the winter as a blanket statement. All beekeeping is LOCAL.
So, maybe I'm just plain wrong.....so I'll ask:
Do you feed bees pollen in any form from October thru February? (This poll is for Upper Midwest Beekeepers only please)