Hi There, this was a bad pollen year in Denver, CO with a terrible loss of trees last winter and then snow in early spring preventing most trees and bushes from blooming at all. No fruit on most trees this year because of it. I think my bees are set for honey, but any ideas on how to supplement their pollen/protein over winter? I lost a colony two years ago because of not enough pollen. I fear pollen patties will be too difficult to eat in the cold not to mention that I don’t want to open up the hive until spring. Gotta keep the ladies warm.
Ideas? Suggestions? Prep pollen patties now and put them in before it’s too cold, hoping they will nibble on them on warm days? Don’t worry about it?