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I have been reading the various threads on Pollen Patties and I was wondering how they are worked by the bees.

Do the bees only use them in brood rearing times when there is a Pollen Dearth. Do they take it down and store it into the frames or do they only use the amount that can be fed to their brood, which lets the remainder of the Patty to go moldy? Thanks.
 

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I have been reading the various threads on Pollen Patties and I was wondering how they are worked by the bees.
CPG, good Question,


Pollen sub stimulates the royal jelly gland of the nurse bees which end turn stimulates the queen, the first week of a hatched bees life is important because that is the "make-up" it will have for the rest of it's life, so it's important to have a rich well fed sub in the hive.

You hear much talk about dryed pollen added , HBH or prolen, these mainly are just for upload and do very little to the hive.
 
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