Advances in Honey Bee Nutrition – August 2011

Your bees may be well fed but have they had the right nutrition

Your bees may be well fed but have they had the right nutrition?

ADVANCES IN honey bee nutrition can sometimes be thought of as comparing fat bees with skinny bees. Nectar collected by bees provides carbohydrate for their energy requirements, pollen provides for their protein, minerals, fats and vitamins for their body-building needs and water enables bees to assist in temperature control, particularly when the weather is hot, and dilution of honey stores, mainly in the spring.

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