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Just5398
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« on: June 07, 2013, 05:31:51 PM »

Which patties are most popular?  Pre-made, ones you mix yourself and which ones do you find are most readily accepted/eaten?
I know some colonies don't eat supplemental feedings , I'm just looking not to waste money trying to find one.
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« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2013, 06:14:03 PM »

if you dont need a lot buy pre-made-cant buy the ingredients for what the patties cost
a high quality patty for a good price --mega bee

 http://www.dadant.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=92_50&products_id=866

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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2013, 02:28:03 AM »

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Bees do not eate patty during summer when there are pollen enough on fields.

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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2013, 12:22:02 PM »

 a good time to give them a patty in my area is right after the first honey pull--the bees need
 to be recharged with protein find it helps with the dip in brood production that comes with
bees depleting protein reserves from extensive foraging of nectar--it also gives the queen a
health boost and queen lose is not as ominous-- Wink RDY-B
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« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2013, 04:34:42 PM »

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Our short summer gives all the time pollen. At least patty does not help.
i have noticed that a  swarm eates patty.

Australians have researched much protein feeding during yield season, because some plants does not give proper pollen: kiwi, alfa alfa.
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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2013, 05:30:14 PM »

The pollen patties I purchased this spring are from Global.  I fed the high protein patties and the bees seemed to love them.  They seemed to give the hives a boost in early brood production too. 

Here's the link:
Global Pollen Patties
 

 
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« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2013, 02:56:49 PM »

The small hive beetles love them all...
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