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  1. Bee Forum
    This may sounds strange, but I’ve been reading about pollen substitutes for bees and a lot of information online talks about soy protein isolate, pea protein, and various vitamins and minerals. Honestly a lot of it is way over my head. Just wondering if anyone has ever done any research into...
  2. Bee Forum
    Curious if anyone has experienced this. I have bought pre-made patties before, but never plain powder form pollen sub. I bought a 10 pound pail of Bee-Pro pollen. Let me start off by saying this is in no way a bash on the company or their product. I'm sure there is an explanation. I have a few...
  3. Bee Forum
    My wife feeds crushed corn to her "pet" deer. Bees constantly work the corn this time of year. Whenever I put out pollen substitute (Mann Lake variety) they ignore it. Does anyone have any suggestions to get them to notice the substitute? Maybe a little lemongrass oil? Thanks in advance for...
  4. Bee Forum
    Hi let me first tell you that i am new to beekeeping. as the fall is already there and winter is going to start. What i find in my hives is very less honey, no pollen and no eggs. Actually the autumn crop was destroyed due heavy rains and flood. I feed them sugar syrup these days and they are...
  5. Bee Forum
    Do you feed your bees and if so what? Also what are your thoughts on natural pollen compared to pollen patties?
  6. Treatment-Free Beekeeping
    So this will be my first winter and I've been making my list of things to get ( winter projects) boxes, mouse guards ect... I was wondering what the best pollen substitute is for a treatment free beek? I'm not really sure what goes into them and I don't want to feed them a bunch of synthetic...
  7. Bee Forum
    "Bulk Packed Soft Patties" (I'm looking to buy 11 boxes of these) Do you recommend them? Or, which other patties would you recommend?
  8. Bee Forum
    Hi, I was wanting a recipe for dry pollen substitute please?