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Bee Pro Pollen Substitute 1 lb.

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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 its 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.

  • Can be fed in dry form in a 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.
  • 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

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