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Feedbee Formulation

  • 1 We started with more than 225 potential feedstuffs for example grains, roots, petals, seeds, etc. Any plant materials that could be used as a source of feed for animals.
  • 2 Test of palatability was the second step. It means the feedstuffs were fed one by one to honeybee colonies just to find out if they are accepted by bees. Some of the feedstuffs had to be removed from the list because they were not accepted by bees.
  • 3 The selected feedstuffs were analyzed for their nutritional values e.g. protein, vitamins, minerals, etc.
  • 4 Some feedstuffs were selected because they were good sources of proteins, essential amino acids, certain vitamins, and other particular nutrients.
  • 5 Then we had to test digestibility of various nutrients in the selected feedstuffs in honeybees. Quite a number of tests were involved for each nutrients of every feedstuff, for example protein level of bees' heamolymph before and after feeding of a feedstuff from the list. Some of them had to be removed from the list for their low digestibility level.
  • 6 The tests of toxins and anti-nutritional factors were done with the digestibility tests. Some of the feedstuffs had toxins and other harmful materials to bees like beans.
  • 7 Numbers of ingredient were selected to go into the mix, but we had to look at the nutritional values and chemical structures of various pollen grains to actually emulate natural pollen grains in the formulation.
  • 8 The digestive track of honey bees and the ways they digest and absorb pollen gains were studied.
  • 9 We had to add many ingredients for their attraction, as alternative sources of nutrients and to obtain maximum palatability and digestibility.
  • 10 The formulated diet was tested quiet a number of times at various climatic conditions considering many parameters e.g. brood rearing, growth, bee population, honey production, longevity, etc.
  • 11 The diet was named "Feedbee" and introduced to the market with full confidence in being highly palatable pollen substitute diet which meets the nutritional requirements of honeybees and enhances colonies buildup and production.
  • 12 Feedbee is scientifically proven and peer researched
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FeedBee Bee Food

Available in 500g, 1kg, 5kg, 10kg, and 20kg

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The Pollen Substitute Diet That Actually Works.

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Feedbee is easily accepted by bees in Powder form

Research on Powder feeding of Feedbee has been done in Canada, USA, Spain, Italy, Jordan, India, etc. and compared with pollen and some soy-based feeds. The results indicated that bees consumed the entire powder Feedbee & pollen in the feeders and a negligible amount of soy-based feeds.

  • The type and colour of the powder feeder had no effects on the feed intake.
  • The bees consumed the entire Feedbee poweder in the feeder even when there was a sufficient amount of good quality pollen available to the bees.
  • In some of the bee yards, the feeders were rubbed by bees from neighbouring apiaries.
  • The consumption rate was 450g - 500g (app. 1 lb) of powder Feedbee/hive/week.
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Feedbee is easily accepted in Patty form

Research on Patty feeding (Fig. 1,2,3,4,5) of Feedbee has been done in Canada, USA, Spain, Italy, Jordan, India, New Zealand, Australia, etc. and compared with pollen and some locally made soy-based diets. The results indicated that bees consumed the entire patties of Feedbee and pollen placed inside the hives and very little amount of other feeds.

  • The bees consumed the entire Feedbee patties even when there was sufficient amount of good quality pollen available to the bees.
  • The consumption rate was 500g - 600g of Feedbee patty/hive/week.

Feedbee is easily accepted in Liquid form

Research on Liquid feeding (Fig. 6,7) of Feedbee has been done in Canada, USA, Spain, Italy, Jordan, India, New Zealand, Australia, etc. and compared with pollen and some locally made soy-based diets. The results indicated that bees consumed the entire patties of Feedbee and pollen placed inside the hives and very little amount of other feeds.

  • The type and colour of the feeder had no effects on the feed intake.
  • The bees consumed the entire Feedbee liquid in the feeder even when there was sufficient amount of good quality pollen available to the bees.
  • The consumption rate was 650g - 700g of liquid Feedbee/hive/week.

Feedbee doubles Brood rearing

Research works on the effect of Feedbee on brood rearing has been done in Canada, USA, Spain, Italy, Jordan, India, New Zealand, Australia, etc. and compared with pollen and some locally made soy-based diets & no-feed (control) groups. The results indicated that colonies fed Feedbee and pollen had double the brood when compared with the control group and the colonies fed soy-based diets.

Brood Rearing
  • There was no statistical difference between Feedbee and pollen fed groups.
  • The diets were fed to bees in powder, patty and liquid forms.

Feedbee doubles colony Population

Research on the effect of Feedbee on colony population has been done in Canada, USA, Spain, Italy, Jordan, India, New Zealand, Australia, etc. and compared with pollen and some locally made soy-based diets & no-feed (control) groups. The results indicated that colonies fed Feedbee and pollen had double the population of worker bees when compared with the population of control group and the colonies fed soy-based diets.

  • There was no statistical difference between Feedbee and pollen fed groups.
  • The diets were fed to bees in powder, patty and liquid forms.

Feedbee doubles Honey crop

Research on the effect of Feedbee on honey production has been done in Canada, USA, Spain, Italy, India, New Zealand, Australia, etc. and compared with pollen and some locally made soy-based diets & no-feed (control) groups. The results indicated that colonies fed Feedbee and pollen produced double the amount of honey per colony when compared with the honey crop of the control group and the colonies fed soy-based diets.

  • There was no statistical difference between Feedbee and pollen fed groups.
  • The diets were fed to bees in powder, patty and liquid forms.

UNQUESTIONABLY THE PERFECT HIVE SOLUTION TO FIRE, DROUGHT, OR FAMINE

AMATEUR BEEKEEPERS

Designed to keep your hive alive.

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COMMERCIAL APAIRISTS

Boost production and increase yield.

As an alternative Feed/Diet for honeybees Feedbee is comparable with high quality pollen.

Feedbee contains:

  • 36.4% Protein
  • 3.9% Fat
  • 41.8% Carbohydrates
  • 10.0% naturally occurring Sugar
  • 3.1% Minerals

Feedbee can be fed to honeybees mostly during shortage or absence of natural pollen & during single crop pollination.

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EXCELLENT FOR SUPPORTING SINGLE CROP POLLINATION