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Billy and the Bees

Started by Dark Lightning, June 28, 2022, 12:54:04 AM

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Dark Lightning

I thought that this was pretty interesting. Microbe that is beneficial for bees.

https://phys.org/news/2022-06-microbe-honey-bees-poor-nutrition.html

billy rubin

Quote from: Dark Lightning on June 28, 2022, 12:54:04 AMI thought that this was pretty interesting. Microbe that is beneficial for bees.

https://phys.org/news/2022-06-microbe-honey-bees-poor-nutrition.html

thats super interesting

managed hives always experience a nutrition hit in tbe early spring because they are usually rented out for early monoculture blooms, like almonds. i have seen emerged adults physically dwarfed from a pollen shortage they experienced during their larval stages.

i used to feed liquid amino acid supplements plus protein patties made from mixed pollens, yeast, and corn syrup, but it was very expensive and i was never sure it made any difference

got to go


more people have been to berlin than i have

billy rubin

im stuck in oklahoma at a stockyard where i have lost yet another set of trailer wheel bearings, but managed to get off the road before i lost the wheels. i thought my mechanic had just shown up.

anyway, honeybee nutrition is critical to colony health, and is often lacking. ive haf colonies starve to death faster than i could feed them in rainy weather. a good beehive might have eight pounds of bees and open brood in it, and if the flowers shut down, you have to be on top of them to keep them from going backwards.

as i understan this, the microbe might be encouaged to grow as a symbiont in a hive and then would grow in the royal jelly better than a petri dish, adding proteins to the mix. that would be an excellent find, especially if itveere self sustaining


more people have been to berlin than i have