Is it safe to add Silk soy yogurt to pollen patty mixture?

Q: I am starting to read and hear about adding Silk soy yogurt to pollen patty mixture to make them more attractive to bees. Any thoughts or ideas on the subject? Thank you for any time or help you can give me on this matter.
J. Gifford


A: Kelley’s answered this one for us, with: “I would not give bees anything that has not been tested. However, if doing a community feed outside the hive it couldn’t hurt to give it a shot; you’ll know soon enough if they think it is OK to add to their diet. Soy used to be used as a pollen substitute. Over the years many things have filled the void, I just wouldn’t put anything in the hive I wasn’t absolutely sure about.”

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