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Offline RAST

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Pollen feeder
« on: November 13, 2020, 12:56:57 pm »
 Hung these up yesterday about 20 yards behind my hives. Bottle of 1:1 was just to serve as an attractant to get them near the pollen. They are not touching the syrup, but its non stop on the pollen. I would imagine that any natural pollen was washed out from storm Eta. First picture was yesterday, second is today.




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Re: Pollen feeder
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2020, 03:31:48 pm »
RAST, you read my mind.  I was thinking a few days ago that those plastic rain spouts would be good for feeding pollen.  Wind or a breeze is an everyday thing here.  I never thought about hanging it though.  My plan was for the spring though, but I understand why you are feeding now.

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Re: Pollen feeder
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2020, 03:46:14 pm »
Good idea for sure.
What kind of pollen are you feeding?
Our winter is t coming on and don't need any brood rearing just yet.
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Re: Pollen feeder
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2020, 01:39:13 am »
G3farms !!!  ;D HI! So nice to hear from you.
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Re: Pollen feeder
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2020, 07:22:38 am »
Hi G3, it's Ultra Bee. Really just playing around and trying to maintain, never broodless here. No telling this year but in a month and a half the red maple use to start budding here.