Mountaincamp pollen

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by brooksbeefarm, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. brooksbeefarm

    brooksbeefarm New Member

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    Has anyone tried this? I was thinking (and it hurt:grin:) that putting about a cup of dry (iddee's dry pollen mix) next to the sugar (on top of the newspaper) and spray a little bit of water on it to make it cake up.With the queen starting to lay a little now and if they are short on pollen, i would think this would be a good source for them? Any thoughts? Jack
     
  2. Crofter

    Crofter New Member

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    They should be able to get to it when weather would keep them socked in. They will take dry pollen from open feeders so I dont see why it would be a problem inside. I made up some patties from brewers yeast. soy protein and sugar syrup. They didnt think it so hot last fall when they still had real pollen coming in but I bet they will go for it in a month or so. I have the bulk of it in the freezer in hamburgher sized patties.
     

  3. tecumseh

    tecumseh New Member

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    I myself have never tried this Jack. Of course feeding sugar in this fashion is not something I would do here <too many other risk and not being able to open hives for extended periods is not a real problem. Do inform us after the fact how it works. Curious minds just got to know!