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Honey bees need protein, but not all pollen has the same protein content. VitaFeed Power ensures that bees have sufficient protein to enable healthier colony development and thereby increased honey production.
Rigorous trials in different countries have shown the remarkable effects of using VitaFeed Power. Studies show that bees increase their pollen consumption by 50% when the percentage of protein in the pollen drops from 30% to 20%. When protein content drops, bees turn to their own body reserves. This in turn reduces their lifespan, their brood-rearing capability and therefore the development of the colony. VitaFeed Power compensates for protein deficiencies. Studies have shown that use of VitaFeed Power in spring results in an average of two additional frames of brood per colony, compared with control colonies fed only with sugar.
VitaFeed Power should be used only in spring when colonies are building up ready for the first nectar flow. The protein content of VitaFeed Power is in the form of free amino acids. Bees are able immediately to use amino acids, unlike proteins, which they must first break down into amino acids. These amino acids are the building blocks for the enzymes bees require to break down sucrose into glucose and fructose, providing their energy. However, it is also essential to ensure sufficient protein availability. If there is not sufficient quality and quantity of pollen available when feeding with VitaFeed Power, it should be used in combination with "VitaFeed Patty" to provide this pollen.
VitaFeed Power should be mixed with room-temperature sugar syrup at a ratio of 5 ml VitaFeed Power per litre of syrup and fed as usual