I always mix pollen with honey to make a thick paste if I want to make patties. But they often don't take the patties anyway. Topbarguy puts Vitamin C in them to improve acceptance. I just put dry pollen in a nuc off from the hives as a feeder. They take it really well until the fresh tree pollen comes in then they lose interest quickly.
I have Bee pro on mine because I won it as a door prize. The Bee pro is still in the hives. They took the dry pollen instead.
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