Bee-Pro dry pollen substitute contains the best nutrients available for the production of larval food! Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Different protein sources contain different amino acid levels; it’s for this reason that a mixture of protein sources should be included in a pollen substitute.
A correct amino acid balance is the key to efficient utilization of protein. Protein quality is determined by the level of essential amino acids. A shortage of any one essential amino acid makes overall protein utilization by the bee less efficient:
- For example, the bees require 4% Iso-leucine
- If the current feed you are using only has 3% Iso-leucine, your bees can only utilize 75% of the available protein
Bee-Pro can be fed in dry form in a pollen feeder box placed in the yard or made into patties by mixing with high fructose corn syrup or sugar syrup and placed in the hive.
Bee-Pro Dry Pollen Substitute Features:
- Free of all contaminants, natural pollens may contain pesticide residue and disease carrying bacteria (foulbrood)
- Can be used for building colonies in late winter or early spring, to prepare for pollination and to maintain or increase brood production prior to and after honey flow
- Gives your bees the best nutrients available for the production of larval food
- High protein pollen substitute which supplies the lipids, minerals, and B-complex vitamins honey bees need to produce larval food
- Specially formulated for the commercial beekeeper who is feeding syrup as the source of carbohydrates in the bee’s diet
- Contains not less than 40% protein
For higher 58% protein feed see UltraBee dry feed
Exact container styles for the various sizes may differ from the photos.