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Offline Bighead

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Pollen Patty question
« on: March 16, 2011, 03:46:03 PM »
Can a pollen patty ferment? And if so will this harm the bees?

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Re: Pollen Patty question
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2011, 04:18:07 PM »
I have had them mold, which didn't seem to bother them. I haven't had any to ferment. SHB love them, tho, so only put out what a hive can consume in a few days.
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Re: Pollen Patty question
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2011, 05:32:07 PM »
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Patty must have 50% sugar that mold or yeast cannot live in that.

I use to make soya flour - yeast - pollen  patty. It the tough makes bubbles, it is fermenting. Then I add sugar to it.

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Re: Pollen Patty question
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2011, 08:23:31 PM »
I have seen them turn to maggot pie before.   Watch the beetles.

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Re: Pollen Patty question
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2011, 10:31:33 PM »
As the weather warms feed smaller amounts at a time. The bees can clean them up before the SHB's can do any damage by laying in them.  If they don't have pollen in them the SHB's don't find them as attractive. Put wax paper on both side of pattie the SHB's have less area to lay their eggs in. If the bees are not eating it, get it off of the hive.
Winter Ventilation: Wet bees die in hours maybe minutes, no matter how much honey is in the hive.

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Re: Pollen Patty question
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2011, 03:44:34 PM »
I have seen them turn to maggot pie before.   Watch the beetles.

Would that be anything close to a coconut creme pie in appearance?

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Re: Pollen Patty question
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2011, 04:43:33 PM »
Would that be anything close to a coconut creme pie in appearance?

Great, now I am never going to be able to eat coconut creme pie again.  THANKS A LOT!! :'(
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Re: Pollen Patty question
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2011, 09:13:33 AM »
Howz about a good Key Lime with some texture?