This blog explains how I keep bees. It works for me, it might not work for you. Use my methods at your own risk. Always wear protective clothing and use a smoker when working bees.

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Monday, March 1, 2010

Making a pollen patty

This is how I make pollen patties. Pollen patties are essential for spring build up. Over the years I have been using more pre-made patties but it is fun to make a few for you own colonies. When making patties for 50 - 100 colonies it becomes a bigger production. This usually involves pails of sugar water, 50 lb bags of pollen substitute and a dry wall mud mixer on a big drill. The pre-made patties turn out to be a better deal.