Single box management...loss of pollen?
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  1. #1
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    Default Single box management...loss of pollen?

    When using single box management for honey production I am guessing plenty of pollen is stored in the 1st super above the Queen excluder? If so, how is that handled? Do you locate the pollen frames and put them in the lower Brood chamber when the flow is over?

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    Default Re: Single box management...loss of pollen?

    No pollen in the first super – IF you use a follower board to adapt the broodnest size to the queen's fertility.

    If you give to many combs for brood than the queen can lay eggs, you get pollen in the first super.

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    Default Re: Single box management...loss of pollen?

    There seems to be enough space for them to store pollen, I never manipulate in the fall. After taking honey off I feed syrup and they still bring pollen in till the very end of flying season. I have inspected all my hives (all overwintered single boxes) today and they all still have honey/syrup and pollen from last fall. New pollen is already slowly coming in. Of course other localities may be different.

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    Very good to know, thank you both.

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