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I'm a newbee beekeeper, (one month and counting!). I have a screened bottom board, and have noticed lots of pollen pellets on the ground underneath. I have two hives and the other one has a regular bottom board. I don't notice any pollen pellets on the bottom of the board, so I'm assumming if they drop pollen, they can easily pick it back up off the board. Is it normal for bees to drop their pollen that much? Here is a pic of the ground underneath the screened board.
 

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Having never used a screened bottom board I can only offer conjecture. I suspect that the jagged edges of the screen is snagging the bees pollen baskets causing some of it to drop off? I have never had a problem with a regular bottom board snagging pollen in all the years I have been a Beek. Having just ordered my first screened bottom board I hope this is not something endemic to them?
 
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