I was planning to get some pollen for Spring feeding this year. Do you try to buy irradiated so that there is no disease transmitted? Also, I have dry sugar on a newspaper on the hives, can I just pour some pollen on the edge of the sugar in the Spring?
Supplemental feeding is for a short time "fix' to either help hives that are short on reserves or for stimulating and sustaining early brood production prior to natural pollen is coming in. With that said, there are many supplements that will be adequate.
At this point, with the experiences I have encountered in the past two years when it comes to pollen on the market, I might just be more inclined to buy a product without pollen like beepro patties from MannLake.