Winter Patty (Crabby Patty)
4 lbs. sugar
½ lb. AP23 pollen substitute (available from Dadant)
½ lb. HFCS (corn syrup) OR water, enough to make it sticky
Mix all together well. You can adjust moisture as needed to make a soft patty but not so soft it oozes between frames.
**Note: This mixture is pretty dry. I used 1/2 lb. corn syrup but then added almost a cup more water to make it “rollable”.
Put between 2 sheets of wax paper and roll to flatten.
Place right on top of frames or in a sugar board shim.