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Is it OK to use pollen left from deadout?

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I have several frames half filled with pollen from a deadout, the cells are about 1/2 filled. Is it OK to use in installing a package ?
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It depends on the reason for the deadout. If they failed because of something like a lack of stores or they couldn't break cluster to reach food the pollen is probably fine to use. If the deadout was caused by a contagious source such as nosema, foul brood, or a bee virus you would be spreading it around your apiary.
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