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 #1477  by Chrisbarlow
 04 Dec 2018, 21:43
my recipe was inspired by a Michael Palmer recipe I saw else where. Its spot on. I have found that my colonies can overwinter much larger and most seem stronger compared with before I started using pollens subs. I find although they can be larger colonies they still dont need any more stores.

I find there appears to be no rhyme or reason to which ones will be very strong either but I suspect there will be, I am just ignorant of that fact.

I feed in Autumn once MAQs has come off early September every week until early October when they stop taking it and then start again early January with 1 pollen sub, 2 subs in Feb and 4 in March, By April they wont take the subs as I believe they are getting sufficient nectar in with a high enough nurtitional value.