remove the patty if it is not being used, it won't harm anything having it remain in the hive as a safeguard.
Unless your in an area that has SHB, then the patties can be an invitation to a picnic.
Brian, ooooh, ya, right, now that is true, so I have heard elsewhere on this forum. We don't have the SHB, and guess I overlooked that aspect of the pollen patty. That is good that you pointed this out, yea!!! Have an awesome day. Cindi