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  1. Beekeeping 101
    Hello everyone, I'm wondering about feeding my bees a real pollen instead of giving them pollen substitute patties. Woudl they even taste it, since it already granulated and dried pollen by some other bees? Woudl it be better if I made patties out of pollen? Now, I know this wouldn't be an...
  2. Bee Forum
    Dear all, we are experiencing in northern Mexico the worst season of the year, there is no pollen or nectar available. Some queens have stopped laying. I would like to boost them with pollen patties. Some eat them and reactivate laying but some just don't like the patties. How can I stimulate /...
  3. Bee Forum
    I know this question was asked several times, but I am wondering the time in terms of bee activity. My bees are bringing in some pollen right now on the warmer days. Should I give them pollen patties? I also have dry sugar in the hives and plan to put syrup in a couple weeks. btw, the temps are...
  4. Bee Forum
    Can I give my bees brood builder patties right now. To stimulate them. Also is it a good Idea to feed them HFCS right now? And where can I buy Corn syrup bulk in Oregon/Washington
  5. Bee Forum
    Does anybody have any experience making pollen patties fresh, without using soy or other additives, other than sugar and water? I have access to a lot of fresh pollen and am trying to figure out if pure pollen patties are necessarily better or if there is a reason not to do this.
  6. Bee Forum
    "Bulk Packed Soft Patties" http://www.mannlakeltd.com/beekeeping-supplies/page52.html (I'm looking to buy 11 boxes of these) Do you recommend them? Or, which other patties would you recommend?
  7. Beekeeping 101
    Hi there - new here! I spent some time searching through posts and didn't see anything that quite fit my problem, so I am going to post it here and hope that you can help me. I started a hive in April with some Italian honey bees. They grew quite quickly and filled out about 70% of the deep...
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