Importance of feeding

The particular importance of bee feed can be demonstrated by the stages of their development : at the stage of the transition from egg to insect, protein absorption plays a central role; for fully developed bees (bumble bees, workers and queens), however, the energy supply from carbohydrates is of great importance.

Importance of feeding

The particular importance of bee feed can be demonstrated by the stages of their development : at the stage of the transition from egg to insect, protein absorption plays a central role; for fully developed bees (bumble bees, workers and queens), however, the energy supply from carbohydrates is of great importance.

The need for feeding results from the fact that the beekeeper harvests honey – the bees’ natural food. In our climates with partially severe winters, the beekeeper must therefore provide substitute food. Similarly, regional and seasonal variations in honeydew conditions may make it necessary to provide supplementary feeding in order to maintain breeding activities and cover the bees’ food requirements. In the case of brood formation and queen rearing, it is also necessary to provide supplementary feeding.

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