The guy above probably put them in during summer, bad idea, the bees arn't interested when natural stuff is available and hive beetles egg bomb them, making worm patties. Use in early spring, they can help boost brood production before natural pollen is available. My girls devored small pieces I put 1.5 weeks ago,so basically my attempt to go over and above is just putting my money towards raising hive pests.
if you look closely at the bees around the edges of the patty, you should see the bees actually consuming the patty. When the start hauling the patty out, it looks more like them sawing off chunks, and physically carrying it out the frount. I have seen both,I am not sure that Jerry Hayes isn't correct....we think they are eating them when actually they are just hauling them out with the trash......but it makes us feel good that we are doing something.
I buy bulk soft patties from Mann Lake. 1 box alone would probably be too much for a couple packages unless you keep feeding them year round (it's 45 lb. of pollen substitute).I have a couple of packages coming in April, I plan on making syrup, but also plan on giving them pollen patties, what all do you guys prefer, and why?
Thank you all!