In late winter, these pollen patties can help the bees build up for spring and helps provide protein. Comes with wax paper so you can easily lay them on top of the frames above the cluster. Leave the wax paper on and the bees will eat through it. 1/2 lb size. We recommend you use only a 2 inch section at a time (to keep down the proliferation of hive beetles) and freeze what you aren't using. Further, we recommend you consider powder pollen substitute instead! Use it in 1:1 sugar water and you won't attract beetles.