• Bee on Pollen

    Pollen – benefits for bees & humans

    Pollen is an extremely important part of honeybee nutrition and provides bees with proteins, vitamins, lipids, and minerals. The protein in pollen makes up most of the protein consumed by the bees and the many amino acids therein are vital for numerous functions in the bees’ bodies. The amino acids are classified into two groups: …

  • Pollen & Nectar

    Feeding bees, why do we do it?

    Early on in my beekeeping days I received a text-message from an acquaintance who had bought a year’s supply of honey from me. It went something like this:
    ‘Hanna, can you swear, hand on heart, that your honey is not just sugar water that you have fed to your bees?’

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