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22-08-2015, 09:25 AM
This year I have had National super frames with pollen in them - a small arc towards the centre. Is this because my hives are too crowded? Is there anything I can do about it?

22-08-2015, 09:36 AM
I give some of mine a second brood box in peak season which avoids this. Some colonies fit ok into a single brood but others are better with a bit more space for the brood nest and this also helps to prevent swarm preparations due to overcrowding.

The Drone Ranger
23-08-2015, 08:55 PM
Pollen in honey was a special product which Ron Brown the beekeeper and author says commands a premium price at health food shops