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Last fall Randy Oliver said he was conducting a trial of the major pollen subs and would have results by February, 2014. I've searched several times since then but haven't found a thing. Now I know my searching skills leave a LOT to be desired, so I'm wondering... did I just miss seeing the trial results or am I looking in the wrong places or have they not been announced yet? I'm gonna make my first stab at grafting and I want to use a pollen sub in my builder/finisher but can't decide which one. I thought his trial might throw a bit of light on the subject.

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Rusty,

don't think it's been published yet. Here's an email I received from Randy:

Still analyzing the data from pollen sub trial, but can tell you that UltraBee and MegaBee were best--not far behind natural pollen! All pollen subs were better than nothing.

Feeding protein in late summer and Calif winter when no natural pollen made a helluva difference in colony strength.

Feeding protein didn't help during natural spring pollen flow.

Best,
Randy

Hope this helps
 
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