Pollen patty

Discussion in 'Beekeeping 101' started by hippomir, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. hippomir

    hippomir New Member

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    I just went to "Rehive the Hive" class and our instructor told us we need to give pollen patties now to our hives as of Feb 15th. I have some Megabee and wonder if I mix some of this up and make a patty with it, if it is the same as a pollen patty. Megabee is a powder mix that comes from Arizona. Its a protein, vitamin, mineral mix... it this adequate? Or do I have to find some pollen patties online?
     
  2. sqkcrk

    sqkcrk New Member

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    Did the instructor recommend syrup too. They could eat up all their stores in order to make brood w/ the pollen and then starve, if honey or syrup aren't adequately available.

    What is your weather like there?
    Was Alan Dick your instructor?
     

  3. tecumseh

    tecumseh New Member

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    I would say there are differences in the quality of patties but if you have it go ahead and use it. do try to feed some syrup also if that is possible.
     
  4. hippomir

    hippomir New Member

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    He said we need to use a pollen patty as well as syrup. He said that syrup alone is not enough and that too much syrup would increase the chance of chalk board disease. I live in the NW coast and its still quite cold here.