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I use it! I think it is just good for the birds health. As a Bee Keeper I know where to get it------LOL----------- I just grind it in a food prosser in to powder and sprinkle it on there food. They also get Honey.
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Action- Fellow beekeeper here. Do you use a pollen trap or are you pulling frames with pollen. It sounds like you are pulling frames of pollen as trapped pollen tends to be small pellets. Never thought about feeding it to aniamls.
 

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There many of the products produced by Bees that are used by pigeon fanciers.Let me list a few Pollen,Honey,Royal Jelly, Propolis. I don't have the time now to go into detail on these things as I have work to do with my birds,but I am sure that the Beekeepers can tell you all more about these products produced by Bees. GEORGE;)
 

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I never save propolis. I will never harvest royal jelly because of the super small amount per cell(except for grafting queen cell if I ever try it). Honey I love it and it is a great natural antiseptic for scrapes on humans and other animals(as long as they or cage/pen mate can not like it off). I leave pollen in my honey and it helps with seasonal allergies. I have not collected it. That is why I was asking.
 

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Des Moines Feed Company has a pigeon mix they call Rest and Recuperation Pigeon Mix. It is recommended for the day of the racers return from racing. It has bee pollen as one of the ingredients, I used it with very excellent results this past young bird season. I will be useing it this month for the old bird races.

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I never save propolis. I will never harvest royal jelly because of the super small amount per cell(except for grafting queen cell if I ever try it). Honey I love it and it is a great natural antiseptic for scrapes on humans and other animals(as long as they or cage/pen mate can not like it off). I leave pollen in my honey and it helps with seasonal allergies. I have not collected it. That is why I was asking.
Dang...I can never get anyone to lick honey off of me. :p
 

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Yes I trap the pollen-I use Sundance top traps. Work good for me. I also trap Propolis in the fall. I have not tried it yet but hear it is good for your old breeders? The pollen thru the trap is just as it is on the bees legs-I grind it to a powder just so it mixes with the feed better-At least for me.
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Poor creature never had honey licked off it! LOL We will leave it at that.

Dang...I can never get anyone to lick honey off of me. :p
I have been thinking of getting a trap for pollen.

Propollis can contain toxins. One of the jobs of propollis in the hive is to with germs/virus and even some types of bugs. I know it has it's uses but I would read up more on it before feeding it to anything.
 

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Poor creature never had honey licked off it! LOL We will leave it at that.

Dang...I can never get anyone to lick honey off of me. :p
I have been thinking of getting a trap for pollen.

Propollis can contain toxins. One of the jobs of propollis in the hive is to with germs/virus and even some types of bugs. I know it has it's uses but I would read up more on it before feeding it to anything.
 
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