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Offline OzBuzz

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Needed desperately-some pollen or pollen patties
« on: July 31, 2010, 07:45:07 PM »
Hi everybody, was wondering if anyone might be able to help me out with either some pollen or some pollen patties?

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Re: Needed desperately-some pollen or pollen patties
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2010, 09:03:19 PM »
somewhere on here there is a recipe for making them.  aren't you still in winter there?
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Re: Needed desperately-some pollen or pollen patties
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2010, 11:45:16 AM »
somewhere on here there is a recipe for making them.  aren't you still in winter there?

Seeing the girls out last Sunday and Monday in force, they don't think it will be for much longer!

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Re: Needed desperately-some pollen or pollen patties
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2010, 07:46:26 PM »
Thanks guys for your replies... i decided to take a different path with the hive that i needed pollen patties for - there just wasnt enough bees to keep the hive viable so i made a nuc and introduced the queen from this colony in to that. There's about 50 bees left from the original colony and the queen had laid some eggs - a bit of brood hatched the other day so maybe they might turn one of those eggs in to a queen cell but if they do it will be a real project to get this tiny hive going... i'l keep you posted.

In regard bringing in pollen - when i opened my main hive the other day i was watching what the girls were bringing in! they were loaded with pollen! bright yellow and there was this amazingly vivid bright red pollen on a few as well! i love seeing the chequered pollen colours on a frame