I also feed the megabee patties, my 87 hives seem to perfer it over the brood builder and i have noticed better fall and spring build up:applause:, i use it on my spring splits. I perfer to mix it myself and add pollen to the mix, if you do this make sure the pollen comes from diease free hives.
Appreciate the input. Since posting this question, I have done an extensive search of "pollen subsitute patties" on this site. There are some very good recipes available. Looking at the cost of buying the commercially available patties plus shipping, I think I'm going to try the home brew version. Looks to me like the big commercial beeks make their own. If homemade works for their bees, it will work for mine.
I live in the TX panhandle. It was going to cost me $27.00 to have a 25lb. bag of the dry broodbuilder costing $24.95 shipped via UPS from Dadant in Paris,TX. MegaBee cost a lot more. Call me tight, but I think that is rediculous.
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