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Yes, quite a few acres of OSR about a mile away. Also some big fields of dandelion within 100 metres
I was reading today that OSR pollen is pretty good stuff for the bees. High in protein and highish in fat too. They reckoned that nectar production depended somewhat on the variety of OSR.
 
It’s about 14 celcius a settled this morning and the bees are very busy. Can anyone identify the pollen they’re collecting as OSR…or at least very likely to be OSR?


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Taste and smell the pollen off the inspection board you will know if it’s osr
 
heavy petal drop on the OSR so harvested some frames at the weekend. Maybe 40 lb. if lucky. mostly uncapped and 30+% moisture so will need drying. Already starting to set in the comb so I've added the supers to a hive that has just been upgraded from a nuc, in the hope that they use the the remains to build brood comb. Not really worth the effort, but didn't want to leave in the supers as may have triggered crystallization of summer crop
 
heavy petal drop on the OSR so harvested some frames at the weekend. Maybe 40 lb. if lucky. mostly uncapped and 30+% moisture so will need drying. Already starting to set in the comb so I've added the supers to a hive that has just been upgraded from a nuc, in the hope that they use the the remains to build brood comb. Not really worth the effort, but didn't want to leave in the supers as may have triggered crystallization of summer crop
30%…how do you go about dealing with that??

Did you put the super over or under the bb you want them to draw out with it?
 

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