Does anyone have a recipe for pollen sub that I can feed my bees in the early spring?
there are many
Pollen Patty Recipe:
1/4 (4oz) or (113.4g) pound of Bee's Pollen (vitacost) http://www.vitacost.com/C-C-Pollen-High-Desert-Raw-Bee-Pollen-Granules
5 pounds (2,267.96g) of white granulated sugar
9 ounces (255.15g) of Brewers Yeast
9 ounces (255.15g) of Soy Flour
1 ounce (28.35g) of Honey Bee Healthy (If available)
In a large pot, mix 5 pounds(2,267.96g) of sugar with 2 cups water (16oz) or (453.59g). Heat & mix syrup.
Add Brewers Yeast, Soy Flour and Bee's Pollen to SEPARATE pot.
Mix dry concoction by itself.
Put on rubber gloves for this as it's very sticky. Get a good sturdy mixing stick.
Now slowly add the Syrup mix to the separate pot & mix until dough like consistency
Remove mixture and spread onto WAX paper 1/2" or (12.7mm) thick.
Let dry. Do not bake. When dried should be like a cookie and stored in sealed container. Leave the pollen patty on wax paper. Remove a section of the patty on wax paper and place directly inside the hive where bees can get it.
All ingredients, except for the granulated sugar & Honey Bee Healthy where bought at vitacost.com