Re: Testing pollen sub
The way I look at it (and I was only partly joking in my previous post) sure it's an amino acid and for those of you who want to get into the science of bee nutrition these are all crucial elements to a good bee supplement. But you really don't need to know all this stuff to be a good beekeeper any more than you have to understand the workings of a diesel engine to be a good truck driver. The great thing is that there are a lot of very bright people who spend a lot of time studying this stuff and the result is that the supplement business has a lot of great products out there with proven track records. Keith is one of them and from all the info I have gleaned no one is doing it any better and at a more reasonable price (some folks are good at spelling others at making supplements). He is a bit secretive on his exact formulation and why shouldnt he be, he has spent a lot of time and effort formulating it and has the results to prove it. So my suggestion is try some of his and try some of the other stuff, compare price and performance, see how it works for you and don't spend a lot of time worrying about Lisine errrr Lysine or anything else that might be in it for that matter.
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