Have a question. What should the consistency of pollen patties be? Should it be wet/gooey or more like bread dough? I have tried the recommended mix on the megabee bag and they are real "gooey". (Is that a word?)
I usually go for peanut butter consistency. A little bit wetter than bread dough (but not much) and a little bit drier than "gooey."
Usually if it's a little bit wetter than bread dough, the bees start licking up all the sugar water on the outside, then when they are done with that, they are all ready for the pollen. At least that is my observation.
I know others that go for bread dough consistency.
Gooey is in fact a word and a good way to describe the warm mixture of Megabee and syrup/honey. It is a very slow moving liquid, half way between molasses and cookie dough. If you need it to firm up, cool it some and it will become more like cookie dough. I usually make half pound patties with a 1 cup disher (ice cream scoop) and some deli wax papers.
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