Winter Patty (Crabby Patty)

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.