Product Instructions

Patty making Instructions:

  • 1 Dissolve 20 kg of table sugar that is made from Fructose & Sucrose in 20 litres of boiling water.
  • 2 Optional: Add 5 litres of either lemon juice, citric acid or apple cidar. Let the syrup cool down.
  • 3 Empty a bag of 20kg Feedbee powder in a dough maker/mixer & add 18 litres of invert sugar syrup & mix it thoroughly until a runny paste/dough is made, add some warm water if dough is not runny.
  • 4 Leave the paste in the bowl for 3-4 hours, then mix it again for another 10 minutes. Let the paste sit in the mixing bowl for another 3-4 hours, mix it again for 10 min.
  • 5 Transfer the paste in a closed container for at least 24-48 hours before feeding. Fermentation occurs that will enhance digestion.

FeedBee Notes

* Feedbee provides high quality protein (full profile of amino acids), vitamins & minerals with 98% digestibility to promote brood rearing & population growth. These nutrients enable bees to gain “fat body” in Autumn for successful overwintering. These nutrients also fortify colonies’ health & immunity against common diseases & parasites & enhance high quality royal jelly production for queen breeding.
* Feedbee sustains colonies’ buildup during severe climatic conditions.
* Feedbee is a complete substitute for high quality natural pollen.
* Feedbee has no residue & has no effect on taste, aroma or colour of the honey.

Do not feed bees with any pollen or pollen substitute diets when:

  1. The colony is already in cluster and ready for winter.
  2. There is wax moth infestation in the hive.

Consumption Rate For Feedbee/Colony

An average colony consumes 400-500g per week. Consumption rate for Feedbee in powder form would be a bit higher than in patty & liquid forms.

Feedbee Ingredients

Various parts of naturally grown plants (grains, seeds, fruits, roots, etc.) & natural essential oil. The ingredients have not been in contact with Honeybees or Bumblebees.

DOES NOT CONTAIN: bee-pollen, hive products, synthetic materials, chemicals, animal products, artificial colours / flavours / or preservatives.

Feedbee is 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.

Feedbee is fed to colonies mostly:

  • In the early spring when there is no natural pollen available for 6-8 weeks or at least 41 days before the first seasonal blossoming or flow of pollen. This feeding will enhance bee population much earlier than the first flow of pollen and nectar.
  • At the time of shortage/absence of good quality pollen. There is always shortage of good quality pollen, due to single crop pollutions or limited areas for foraging.
  • At least 6 weeks in the fall in order to get strong bees for over-wintering.
  • During or after any pollination.
  • At the time of inclement climatic conditions when bees cannot go out of their hives for normal foraging.
  • When plants are sprayed with pesticide. Most orchards or agricultural fields are sprayed with pesticides. To avoid toxication by foraging on contaminated flowers/pollen bees can be fed with Feedbee patty or liquid inside their hives.
  • During any losses of population due to toxins, diseases etc.
  • To prevent or cure Nosema infested colonies (before or after the disease outbreak).
  • To prevent chalk brood disease.
  • To increase the general health of the colonies to withstand mites or any diseases.