This is considered by some to be a "black art" but there
are no mysteries here. If we embark on queen rearing there is no
point in producing "substandard" queens (and the same applies to
drones). By feeding pollen along with honey and syrup we can ensure
that full nutrition is available (whether the bees will avail
themselves of it depends somewhat on how it is presented within the
Pollen Traps deals with
the layout and details of several different types of construction.
This page deals with the principles or reasons why it is considered
necessary and the way the resulting pollen is delivered to the bees.
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