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Author Topic: Feeding a frame of old pollen?  (Read 394 times)
dprater
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« on: October 18, 2013, 08:05:09 PM »

Well' not that old. I have some frames of pollen that was in a hive I lost back early summer. I froze them then stored in bags.
Will the bees eat the pollen or just clean it out and use the cone?

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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2013, 08:04:43 AM »

Considering that bees use overwintered pollen for spring, I wouldn't have any hesitation putting it on a hive.
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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2013, 09:19:15 AM »

Since it is from your bees and you know why you lost the hive,and it wasn't because of disease, I would have no problem giving it to another hive either.



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« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2013, 06:05:20 PM »

Thanks for the replys and the info. I though it would be Ok but was not sure, that why I ask. 2 years of beekeeping and I still dont know it all LOL.

I guess thats what make it interesting.

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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2013, 08:51:32 AM »

Just wait for a few more years, you'll be even more uncertain.  grin
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« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2013, 12:02:45 AM »

Just wait for a few more years, you'll be even more uncertain.  grin

Thanks for the encouragement, rw!   laugh
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