As we have already reported in our previous writings the Department of Bee-breeding and Bee-biology of the Research Institute for Animal Breeding and Nutrition (ATK Gödöllő, Hungary) conducted the testing of the pollen substitute diet, called Feedbee in its own test apiary at Gödöllő University and in several other apiaries.
In this article we would like to report on the laboratory experiments finished on the summer of 2009 and about our experiences with over-wintering. But in the introduction we would like to take the opportunity to say a few words again about those unusual bee devastations which are followed with concerns not only by the bee keepers but also by the public everywhere in the world.
We are talking about CCD (Colony Collapse Disorder). We have to realise that until now neither the CCD monitoring system created in the US, nor the EU projects groups (COLOSS, EFSA… etc.) could get any remarkable results in revealing the real causes of the problem. So everyone got stuck by the presumptions, that the climatic changes, the environmental changes (mono cultures, GMO, caustics…etc.), the spreading viruses, the varroa mites, or the long-well-known nosema should be blamed for the phenomena (CCD). From this uncertainty we can conclude that most probably the basic problem is with the inner factors, beekeeping technologies, and following from this with our bees themselves.
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As an alternative Feed/Diet for honeybees Feedbee is comparable with high quality pollen.
- 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.