Development of a pollen substitute meeting the nutritional needs of honeybees

Summary

Substances that are attractive to honeybees will be identified Igredients that meet the nutritional needs of honeybees and are not toxic will be idenitifed Alternative pollen substitutes will be evaluated for their suitable to maintain brood rearing capacity, growth state of larvae, hypopharyngeal gland development and longevity of bees in cages and colonies Nutrient and ingredient specifications for pollen substitutes that meet the needs of honeybee colonies will be developed

Program

Honey Bee

Research Organisation

John L Black Consulting

Objective Summary

Develop specifications for an effective pollen substitute that is attractive meets the requirements of honeybee colonies and is as economically viable as possible.

Project Code

PRJ-000643

Project Stage

Closed

Project Start Date

Saturday, July 1, 2006

Project Completion Date

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Journal Articles From Project

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National Priority

Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries

National Priority

Adoption of R&D

National Priority

HBE-Identify and develop technology for improved hive performance

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Project summary: Development of a pollen substitute meeting the nutritional needs of honey bees