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Offline dprater

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Feeding a frame of old pollen?
« on: October 18, 2013, 09:05:09 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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Re: Feeding a frame of old pollen?
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2013, 09:04:43 AM »
Considering that bees use overwintered pollen for spring, I wouldn't have any hesitation putting it on a hive.
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Re: Feeding a frame of old pollen?
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2013, 10:19:15 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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Re: Feeding a frame of old pollen?
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2013, 07:05:20 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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Re: Feeding a frame of old pollen?
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2013, 09:51:32 AM »
Just wait for a few more years, you'll be even more uncertain.  :-D
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Re: Feeding a frame of old pollen?
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2013, 01:02:45 AM »
Just wait for a few more years, you'll be even more uncertain.  :-D

Thanks for the encouragement, rw!   :laugh:
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