thats a good spring program but we are interested in the benefit of boosting protein
levels for our winter bees
supplemental feeding of bees whether fall boost or spring jump start is a management technique and a manipulation
you have different environment to bees than we have.
Our summer is short, about 2,5 month. In July all are in bloom. In second half of August very few plants have flowers. Without field red clover no pollen exists. Bees use pollen store inside hive.
Bees do not eate patty and it is bad food to wintering bees. It is not needed.
Neither I have seen that Canada uses autumn protein feeding.. Never heard.
Spring feeding is not easy here. Folks have met difficulties with it and they have gived up.
It took several years that I learned to succeed with patty. Drying in the hive is one bad problem. ( less soya and more fructose)
If I give a recipe to people, they keep it too difficult and change the recipe. .. And it goes wrong. I have written many times my recipe into beemaster forum, but I suppose that every one use his "own common sense".
At least many recipes are nonsense. ...like open feeding. It takes nerves.
If we compare to UK, irradiated pollen is not avaiable in Britain.