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  1. "Scientific" Studies / CCD / Neonics
    Honey bees preferentially consume freshly-stored pollen Honey bees (Apis mellifera) collect and store both honey and pollen in preserved forms. Pollen storage involves the addition of honey or nectar and oral secretions to pollen granules. It is controversial whether the duration of pollen...
  2. Bee Forum
    I would like to collect pollen this year but can't use the sundance that goes between brood and bottom board. What is my next best option? I saw there was one that goes above the brood chamber. There are also several models that go in front of the entrance. What is a quick and painless method of...
  3. Beekeeping 101
    I have been trying to understand why one would collect the pollen from the bees and then feed it back to them later. Don't they take the pollen and store it? Does the pollen trap remove excess pollen from their body that they wouldn't get to store? Or is it a matter of, if they feel they have...
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