Dry Bee Feed

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Dry Bee Feed is an all-natural pollen substitute supplying protein, sugars, minerals, and B-Complex vitamins to your bees. Use to build colonies in late winter or early spring to maintain/increase brood production prior to and after honey flow.  Dry Bee Feed provides the essential nutrients to bees for the production of larval foods.

Leucine, Valine, Arginine, Lysine, Phenylaline, Isoleucine, Potassium, Threonine, Tyrosine, Histidine, Methionine, Phosphorus, Cysteine, Tryptophan, Magnesium, Calcium. 

Feed Analysis as Fed: 
Crude Protein (min): 29.0%
Crude Fat (min): .9%
Crude Fiber (min): 1.1% 

Dry Feeding Directions:

  • Feed dry feed on warm days when the bees are flying.
  • Place 1/4 cup of dry feed on top of the inner cover.

Making into patties

  • 1 Cup Dry Feed 
  • 1/3 Cup Heavy syrup (2:1 Sugar to water ratio) or Corn Syrup.

Mix a small amount of syrup at a time until a dough like ball forms.  Add additional syrup as needed.  Shape ball into a pattie and place on a piece of parchment or wax paper.  Place pattie on the inner cover or directly on your frames in the top box.  

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  • can I feed Dry Bee Feed while honey super are on hive?

    Hi we don't recommend feeding of any type feed liquid, dry or pattie while honey supers are on if you plan to harvest.

  • Can you feed this through the winter or is it just for late winter early spring?

    Hi Yes this can bee fed in winter.

  • What are the ingredients in the dry feed?

    Hi The ingredients are:
    Leucine, Valine, Arginine, Lysine, Phenylaline, Isoleucine, Potassium, Threonine, Tyrosine, Histidine, Methionine, Phosphorus, Cysteine, Tryptophan, Magnesium, Calcium. 

    Feed Analysis as Fed: 
    Crude Protein (min): 29.0%
    Crude Fat (min): .9%
    Crude Fiber (min): 1.1%

  • The container says I can "mix with heavey syrup to make patties." What is the sugar to water ratio for "heavy" syrup?

    Hi a heavy syrup would be 2 parts sugar to 1 part water by weight.  So for example 2 lbs of sugar to 1 lb of water.  Like a simple syrup but thicker.