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Re: Why did I feed pollen? Or I?d buy ice if I were Eskimo
« Reply #20 on: October 17, 2019, 08:04:05 pm »
Yes Sir, the beetles luv pollen patties.  I use powder, substitute pollen in warm months.  Currently the air and ground is cooling so the small hive beetle are not such a threat.  So in summation I feed 2X sugar and substitute powder pollen as winter approaches.  My top deeps are full with only a single frame for the queen in most hives: so; no more feeding.

I did notice some hives going gang busters for the 2X sugar syrup whereas a few hives were not so interested????   After a quick look, the hives with little interest in syrup were full of capped honey/syrup.  So I surmise the bees can reason they have ample stores.  Do you agree?  I would like your input, thanks.

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I have been around bees a long time, since birth.  I am a hobbyist so my answers often reflect this fact.  I concentrate on genetics, raise my own queens by wet graft, nicot, with natural or II breeding.  I do not sell queens, I will give queens  for free but no shipping.

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Re: Why did I feed pollen? Or I?d buy ice if I were Eskimo
« Reply #21 on: October 17, 2019, 10:19:18 pm »
I would assume so
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world