Spirulina patties contains approx 15% protein encouraging the bees to raise brood.
- All-Natural Ingredients
- Provides Balanced Nutrition
- Rich In Antioxidants and Vitamins
- Increased brood production
- Healthier, stronger bees
- No animal by-products
- A complete amino acid profile
- Beneficial vitamins, lipids and minerals
- Made with the finest ingredients
- Ready to feed patties for when you need it
- Highest protein content available
- Hive beetles have been found to be less likely to lay eggs in this patty
- Spirulina patties pollen substitute, approx one pound patty
Healthy Bees™ Spirulina Patties are an all-natural, non-GMO honey bee supplement created to fill in the nutritional gaps left by inadequate forage. Each carefully selected ingredient, such as spirulina algae, notably improves the strength of your hives and helps them deal with stress (examples of stressors: pests, pesticide exposure, poor nutrition, transportation, hive management). See the Healthy Bees site for additional details.
As a team of scientists, field researchers, and beekeepers, naturally our #1 obsession is honey bee nutrition. What nutrients do bees need to stay healthy? What modern day obstacles do they face that nutrition can solve? And how can we create bee supplements that are sustainable in the long run?
The answer, we’ve learned, lies with the microalgae known as Spirulina.
With its matching amino acid profile, high antioxidant capacity, and superior sustainability, it checked off all of our boxes. The USDA-ARS recently completed a study on Spirulina that states the findings better than we ever could:
“Research by ARS entomologists has shown that spirulina has a nutritional profile that closely resembles pollen. In addition to being rich in essential amino acids necessary for protein synthesis, immune function, and colony growth in honey bees, spirulina also contains prebiotics that support the growth of healthy gut bacteria. Spirulina patties could provide a complete and sustainably-sourced supplemental diet to boost the robustness of managed honey bees.”