Sunflower and bee focused

Advantages of API

Not all bee feed products are the same. For over 40 years, Südzucker, Europe’s largest sugar producer, has applied its vast knowledge and experience to produce API’ s high-quality range of bee feed.

Advantages of API

Not all bee feed products are the same. For over 40 years, Südzucker, Europe’s largest sugar producer, has applied its vast knowledge and experience to produce API’ s high-quality range of bee feed.
Sunflower and bee focused

Nutritional Advantage

When needed, replacement bee feeds have an impact on the health and productivity of the bee population. As such, the choice of the right feed is of great significance. Bees natural food (honey) is for 80% composed of sugars. Any alternative food should therefore consist primarily of this important component. Südzucker sugar-based bee feeds totally satisfy these requirements in maintaining the perfect form of nutrition for your bees. Other bee feeds, such as starch based products, offer a different composition, and are therefore not truly based on the bees’ natural diet.

Economical advantage

In comparing the costs and benefits of the various bee feeds, it’s not sufficient just to consider the buying price of the feeds. The real cost can only be assessed based on the amount of feed deposited and available in the combs as a source of nutrient.

A comparison of APIinvert with sugar solution shows that the cost per kg of deposited feed in the comb is about the same. This is due to the higher solids content of APIinvert, which means that utilization of the feed syrup is roughly 15 % higher than for a 3:2 sucrose solution.

When the cost of APIinvert is compared with that of commercially available starch-based products, the starch-based products initially seem to cheaper. It must be remembered, however, that a considerable proportion of the starch-based feed deposited in the comb cannot be optimally digested by the bees.