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Hi all,

I just got my first hive ever on Sunday, and It's been a wonderful exprience so far.

I did notice that there are no bees coming in with sacks of pollen. Is that normal? I'm guessing they're getting nectar, vs Pollen. What is one use for versus the other?

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Welcome to beekeeping! What part of DFW are you in?

The pollen is primarily used for brood production where as the nectar is used for both brood and a general food source for the entire colony.
 

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no problem. Your hive(s) in the back yard, or do you have an out yard?
 

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You got vegetarian bees that do not eat protein. :D No, they'll forage it soon enough. I'm sure once the queen starts laying they'll be bringing in the pollen.
 

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You didn't get them from Hambone did you? If so he forgot to tell you his bees only consume bacon for protein. :doh:
 

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Queen was already laying when I got the 5 frames and put them in my hive.

I got them from flyman. but that explains why my bacon is missing ;)
 

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Mine are in the backyard. Thanks to Hambone I've got two hives this year. My two from last year died on me.

Just gotta hide the bacon! lol
 
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