Bees Collecting Pollen Sub

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Jacobs
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Re: Bees Collecting Pollen Sub

Post by Jacobs » Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:09 am

I put out a bowl of dry pollen substitute by my nectarometer (honey water jar feeder) this morning to see how the bees would react. They are showing real interest in both. I may take advantage of this warm period to put some pollen substitute patties on hives at the house. I know that once I start, I must keep them on until a strong natural pollen source (red maple) is available. I want the problem of booming populations early.

DuaneB
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Re: Bees Collecting Pollen Sub

Post by DuaneB » Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:12 pm

I've had one of those "Big Blue" dry pollen feeders out since Oct. My bees, and others I've noticed, has been working on it steadily. I put out some 'cut out' honey filled comb for them to have over Christmas. Will see how that goes.

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