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Does anyone have a pollen patty recipe that would be good for starting 2 hives. I am starting with bare foundation and 3 pound packages...
I don't really want to have to buy pollen pattys pay shipping etc. When I can make my own...
Please include amount of ingredients and where to get ...ingredients..

I saw some recipes online but had no idea where to get the things to make them.
 

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I make pollen supplements and here's what I put:
4 lbs soy flour
1 lbs brewers yeast
Enough 3:1 sugar syrup to make a nice consistency
Stress-aid (electrolytes)
Some Tea tree oil for nozema
Surprisingly the bees ate this faster than global's 15% pollen patty.
Add pollen if you have it
 

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Is the soy flour fresh or cooked?
Is the brewer's yeast from the local health food store in a can?
Is the electrolytes a baby brand or what is the name of it?
Is the syrup in a nice consistency almost runny or a bit firmer? At 80% or 20% almost flowing?
If adding the pollen then in what ratio or amount?
 

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I think it is uncooked
Its animal grade brewers yeast bought from the feed store
Animal electrolytes from the feed store, I used a product called stress aid as it was already open.
The syrup is 3 sugar to 1 water
And I was referring to the consistency of the overall patty- it should be slightly more malleable than cokkie dough.
The more pollen the better, as 100% pollen produces the most for brood rearing (5% should be good enough)
 

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The uncook soy bean has a greenish veggie smell. You think the bees will
like that smell? Last time I made a batch but they would not eat those. What
is a good substitute for soy flour then?
 

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Over here where I live I can get the left over soy meal after they extracted the tofu from.
Do you think the soy meal can be use as a substitute instead of pea flour? Pea also has a
greenish smell as well. What else can be use instead of the legume family? Or legume without
the greenish smell.
 
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